Optica Network Technologies Expands Its Team; Welcomes New Director of Safety & Training

Optica Network Technologies Expands Its Team; Welcomes New Director of Safety & Training

Industry veteran joins team to enhance existing safety programs, continuing Optica’s commitment to provide the safest work environments

It’s always so refreshing to write about how our clients’ companies are growing. Today, Optica Network Technologies, a nationally recognized designer and builder of complex wireless and wireline communications networks, announced that Ed Dennis will join its team effective October 17th as the new Director of Safety & Training.

An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience leading companies in safety training and planning, Mr. Dennis will head up Optica’s safety training and oversee all safety protocols for the company’s work.

Mr. Dennis has served in the tower construction and wind energy industries. He has extensive experience developing and implementing safety programs, leading training sessions and ensuring that all work is completed in line with federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

Giant players in telecom, including AT&T, Sprint and Verizon top Mr. Dennis’ list of clients served by him, and often he is asked to be a presenter at many of the industry’s leading safety forums. He holds numerous safety and regulation certifications, including OSHA Outreach Trainer/Telecom Construction; OSHA Authorized Trainer: 3-Day Tower Safety; DBI/SALA Competent Climber/Rescuer Trainer; Radio Frequency Safety International Advanced Trainer; and many others.

Most recently, Mr. Dennis served as the director of Safety and Training at Com-Tech Construction for 12 years. Prior to his work at Com-Tech, Mr. Dennis led safety and training programs at dozens of tower companies across the U.S., served on towers teams as project manager and lead trainer and served in the U.S. Navy as a non-commissioned officer.

Stacy Jenkins, President of Optica, stated, “We are thrilled to have Ed Dennis join our team. Ed’s dedication to safety in our industry is widely respected, and I personally have a lot of admiration for the way he conducts his work in such a professional manner. It’s a big honor for our team to work alongside an industry leader like Ed.”

“Ed’s experience, training techniques and personal insight are key to our long-standing commitment to the safety of our team and our clients,” Jenkins added. “With Optica’s recent acquisition of Pinpoint Towers, it was important for us to include a true industry leader in safety to ensure the successful growth of the company.”

In addition to overseeing Optica’s internal health and safety programs, Mr. Dennis will continue to serve major companies in the telecom industry through education and training seminars hosted by Optica and through his participation in industry forums.

Learn more about Optica, http://www.opticanetworktechnologies.com.

*Photo courtesy of USSafetyCompliance.com.

About the Author:

Karissa has more than 17 years of broad experience in the communications industry, and first joined JSA in 2009. Adapting quickly to JSA and the overall telecom industry as a whole, Karissa rapidly advanced to her current role of today: Vice President, Marketing & Account Strategy. She is responsible for overseeing the marketing initiatives for JSA and leading accounts with overall strategy and project management; media and analyst outreach; press release and article writing; social media; blogging; and more.

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