PAETEC Holding Corp. today announced the promotions of three executives, including the addition of two new members to PAETEC’s leadership team, by promoting James M. Hvisdas to Executive Vice President and Doug Derstine and Kevin Errity to Senior Vice President. Mr. Hvisdas is located in Orlando, Fla., Mr. Derstine is located in Mt. Laurel, N.J., and Mr. Errity is located in New York City.
Mr. Hvisdas was named Executive Vice President of Operations, and is responsible for company-wide operations, which include the following departments: Switch Operations (40 sites), Field Technicians, Real Estate/Facilities, Security, Network Fraud, Equipment Engineering, as well as Power and Environmental Engineering. Mr. Hvisdas has more than 25 years experience in communications and was one of the founders of US LEC. Prior to joining US LEC, he spent 10 years at Rochester Telephone/Frontier, where he held responsibilities for the Carrier and Central Office Installation groups. He also worked for ETS, Contel ASC, and American Satellite.
Mr. Derstine was named Senior Vice President of Advanced Communications Solutions. In this role he is responsible for the success of PAETEC’s CPE division, FASTNET-Data Center Solutions, and StarNet-ISP Solutions.
Mr. Derstine has more than 19 years of telecommunications executive level experience and responsibility. Prior to joining PAETEC, he was most recently President, CEO, and founder of ALL Acquisition Corp., DBA American Long Lines, Inc., a northeast-based integrated communications provider that he merged with PAETEC in 2005. He has also had executive roles with U S WATS, Inc., and Teligent. Mr. Derstine holds a B.A. in Business Management from Moravian College.
Mr. Errity was named Senior Vice President of Sales, and is responsible for PAETEC’s direct sales efforts for PAETEC’s East Region (Long Island, New York City, Westchester, Philadelphia, and New Jersey). Prior to joining PAETEC, he spent more than six years at AT&T. Mr. Errity has been with PAETEC for over seven years, and helped open PAETEC’s New York City office.
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