Shentel appoints executive VP/COO
Telecom company promotes 25-year industry vet Ed McKay
Edinburg-based Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. — better known as Shentel — has promoted Edward “Ed” H. McKay to lead its broadband business as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective July 3.
McKay will oversee Shentel Cable, Shentel Business, Glo Fiber and Beam brands and the Edinburg-based company’s tower portfolio.
He will replace David “Dave” L. Heimbach, who announced his resignation to become president and COO of MetroNet Inc. During his three-year tenure, Heimbach pushed for Shentel to lay fiber optic lines to residences in the Shenandoah Valley area.
McKay’s 25-year telecom career started with GTE, UUNET, MCI and Verizon. He’s been on Shentel’s management team for 17 years, most recently as senior vice president of engineering and operations.
McKay has helped with transitioning the company’s wireless affiliate business to T-Mobile as part of the pending sale of its wireless operations, Shentel said in its announcement.