Grain Management subsidiary Summit Broadband announces CEO transition

Dec. 14, 2022
Kevin Coyne, chief executive officer of Florida-based fiber-optics telecommunications provider Summit Broadband, has stepped down from his role.
Grain Management

Grain Management, LLC, a foremost technology solutions provider to the global broadband industry, today announced that Kevin Coyne, chief executive officer of Florida-based fiber-optics telecommunications provider Summit Broadband, has stepped down from his role, as part of a broader strategic growth and transition plan leading into 2023.

Summit has been a fixture in the Florida broadband community for nearly 30 years, providing high-speed internet, voice, and video services to commercial and residential customers, as well as Ethernet and dark fiber transport to enterprise and wholesale customers.

Through its compelling and ongoing development initiatives, Summit notes it continues to expand its reach of approximately 3,500 fiber route miles through strategic and organic growth channels, serving multiple industries and communities across the state.

A press announcement recounted how, during Coyne's tenure, the Summit management team successfully expanded its network throughout Florida with anchor contract wins across the state, including Cassidy Holdings in Polk County, Lee County Schools, and the acquisition of NexGen Connected Communities.

For its next phase of growth, Grain has appointed telecommunications executive Gary Gadson as interim CEO.

The Grain press release notes that Gadson is a seasoned industry executive with years of experience leading technology operations, business development, and corporate strategy for telecommunications companies, serving for almost two decades as an executive at AT&T.

Grain Management, LLC is a leading private investment firm that focuses on infrastructure and technology companies for investment opportunities in key areas of communications, including fiber networks, wireless spectrum, cell towers, infrastructure services, and managed services.

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