GTT reshuffles in Europe after Interoute acquisition

GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) has announced a new organizational structure for its European operations. The moves come as a result of the company’s acquisition of fellow fiber-optic network services provider Interoute.

GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) has announced a new organizational structure for its European operations. The moves come as a result of the company’s acquisition of fellow fiber-optic network services provider Interoute (see "GTT Communications to expand European fiber footprint with completed Interoute acquisition").

Martin Ford is now UK division president, with responsibility for operations in the UK and Ireland as well as the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Ford previously was GTT’s EMEA division president. Prior to his tenure at GTT, Ford held leadership positions at Hibernia Networks and Level 3. GTT acquired Hibernia in 2017 (see “GTT to buy Hibernia Networks for $590 million”).

Meanwhile Jesper Aagaard becomes Europe division president and will oversee business in continental Europe. Aagaard was formerly managing director of Interoute in the Nordics and Netherlands.

The new divisions complement the Americas division led by Eric Warren and the Carrier division led by Jeff Beer. “We have a tremendous opportunity to serve the expanding requirements of multinationals for cloud networking services,” stated Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. “Our new division structure and talented leadership enable us to provide outstanding service to our clients as we deliver on our purpose of connecting people across organizations, around the world and to every application in the cloud.”

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