iRis Builds Momentum With Dave Redys as Chief Technology Officer

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Latest Team Addition Attests to Strong Expansion Efforts, Stressing Experience and Service

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I’m looking forward to working with the iRis team, customers and owner member companies to help grow the business,

iRis Networks is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Redys as Chief Technology Officer, effective November 29. Redys’ addition to the team is timely, as he will help lead network growth and expansion efforts in the coming months — with planning already underway — as iRis Networks continues to deploy fiber and broadband infrastructure across Tennessee and the surrounding region.

“Dave’s experience in leading network engineering and technology teams at both carriers and enterprise organizations will be an exciting and key addition to our team,” said Terry Metze, President of iRis Networks. “Because he is a solution-driven expert, we see Dave as another sign of our commitment to lead Tennessee in service as we continue to expand our network.”

Redys comes to iRis with 25+ years of experience in product development, network engineering and operations. He most recently was the chief technology officer at TruVista Communications, based in Chester, SC, where, in addition to operational and engineering efforts, Redys also led several functional teams in market integration as well as mergers and acquisitions.

“We’ve got some great new fiber routes and product launches we’re going to complete next year, but there is a lot of work to do still. I’m looking forward to working with the iRis team, customers and owner member companies to help grow the business,” said Redys.

iRis announced earlier this year the expansion of new fiber routes across Tennessee. Along those routes, iRis will offer its full suite of services to include Carrier Ethernet, Dark Fiber and Internet Access to businesses and communication service providers. “While we’ve historically served carriers and wholesale communication providers, our network is built to support enterprise-level customers as well. In fact, healthcare, education and finance groups are already benefitting from our robust connectivity,” said Metze.

Dave and his family are relocating to Nashville, home of iRis Networks’ headquarters and the central hub of the fiber-based network and infrastructure expansion.

About iRis Networks:
iRis Networks delivers state-of-the-art, fiber-based transport for voice, data and Internet in and around Tennessee. Operating over 5,000 route-miles of fiber, iRis is uniquely positioned because it provides a gateway of broadband transport to over 250 rural communities in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. iRis also provides fully redundant, high-capacity transport between the larger regional markets of Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Atlanta.

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