We are excited to have a professional of George's caliber join our board of directors
Kennesaw, GA (PRWEB) August 20, 2007
Plumb-In-Time, a full-service plumbing company with associates across the U.S., has appointed George Schmitt to its board of directors.
Schmitt, a managing director and SBIC director at TeleSoft, has more than 40 years of broad telecom and services experience in wireless and wireline companies. He currently serves on the boards of Affinity Internet, BayPackets, Calient Networks, Global Locate, Megisto Systems, Tele Atlas NV and Teleworx.
"We are excited to have a professional of George's caliber join our board of directors," said Michael D. Brown, president and CEO of Plumb-In-Time. "His experience and leadership will help guide Plumb-In-Time as we deliver our commitment to superior service and expand our home improvement services across the U.S.". Plumb-In-Time clients include The Home Depot, General Electric, American Home Shield, and Rheem.
Schmitt's experience includes key leadership roles at Omnipoint, LHS Group, Objective Systems Integrators, PCS PrimeCo, AirTouch Communications, Mannesmann Mobilfunk (Germany), Pacific Telesis, Pacific Telephone, and AT&T. Most recently, he was chairman and chief executive officer of e.spire Communications, a provider of voice, data and Internet services to markets throughout the U.S.
"I am eager to serve on the board of Plumb-In-Time," said Schmitt, "because its company values mirror my own. I know that everyone at Plumb-In-Time - from top management to the hands-on service people - embraces a deep sense of responsibility and commitment to quality for our valued customers."
Schmitt's years of experience include serving as president and a director for Omnipoint Communication Services (NASDAQ: OMPT). Schmitt has served as a director of two telecom software companies: LHS Group (NASDAQ: LHSG), where he was a director and member of the audit committee; and Objective Systems Integrators (NASDAQ: OSII), where he was a director, chairman of the audit committee, and member of the compensation committee.
Before joining Omnipoint, Schmitt was president and chief executive officer of PCS PrimeCo (now part of Verizon Wireless). Earlier in his career Schmitt was a member of the board of management of Mannesmann Mobilfunk in Germany. He headed the company's technical department, which was responsible for the complete development and operation of the D2 network, the first commercial GSM network in the world. In addition, he served as chairman of the GSM Association, an international organization responsible for overseeing the worldwide implementation of GSM wireless technology.
Schmitt received a master's degree in management from Stanford University, where he was a Sloan Fellow, and a bachelor's degree in political science from Saint Mary's College.
Plumb-In-Time provides repair, replacement, and installation of plumbing products, including tank type and tankless water heaters, faucets, garbage disposals, toilets, and sinks. The company performs thousands of plumbing installations annually across the United States. Plumb-in-Time is an approved plumbing service provider and vendor for The Home Depot, with services provided in Austin, Biloxi, Chicago, Cincinnati, Colorado Springs, Denver, Dayton, Little Rock, New Orleans, San Francisco, Sacramento, St. Louis, and San Antonio. For more information, see http://www.plumbintime.com