AireSpring Names COO

AireSpring, a managed services provider specializing in unified communications, managed IT and network services, announces Russell Shipley has assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

A respected industry leader with a career that spans decades, Shipley brings extensive experience to his new role. Prior to joining AireSpring, he held a variety of executive positions during his 15 years at TPx (formerly TelePacific), most recently serving as COO.

Before joining TPx, Shipley served as President of Wholesale, Chief Network Services and New Technology Officer at Mpower. He also has held several leadership positions at other prominent telecom companies such as Global Crossing, Frontier Corporation and Rochester Telephone.

“Russ is a deeply experienced leader, and we are excited to welcome him to the AireSpring Team,” said AireSpring CEO Avi Lonstein. “AireSpring is a rapidly evolving, dynamic organization that will benefit greatly from his expertise as we continue to chart a course for growth.

“His strategic vision, tactical leadership and deep knowledge of every facet of the industry will be a tremendous asset in helping AireSpring execute on our goal of delivering the best, unequaled service and support,” Lonstein added.

“AireSpring’s relentless focus and devotion to delighting customers and partners with outstanding, personalized support is renown in the industry,” Shipley said. “Our strategic plans for continued innovation and automation, laser-focused on providing unparalleled service to customers and partners, will position AireSpring for even greater success