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Carrier Access, Inc. Announces Key Internal Promotions: Shane Stark Appointed President and Kelly Scothorn Named Chief Operating Officer

Jan. 7, 2024 - Carrier Access, Inc. (CAI) a leading connectivity solutions provider, proudly announces the internal promotions of two exceptional team members, Shane Stark and Kelly Scothorn, who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and have excelled at providing results-driven success over the course of their tenure with the company.

Shane Stark Elevated to President

Shane Stark, formerly the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CAI has been promoted to the position of President. In his new role, Shane will spearhead the company’s strategic initiatives, drive business growth, and continue to foster a culture of innovation and excellence.

With an impressive track record of success in optimizing operational efficiencies, cultivating relationships within the channel, and driving organizational growth, Shane Stark has been with CAI for 19 years.

Shane Stark expressed his enthusiasm for his new role, stating, “I am honored and excited to take on the role of President at Carrier Access, Inc. I look forward to leading our team as we continue to innovate, grow, and enhance our client experience.”

Kelly Scothorn Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

Kelly Scothorn, who has been serving as the Director of Operations, has been promoted to the position of COO. In her new role, Kelly will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring seamless execution of the entire lifecycle of our clients, from pre-sales to service delivery to our service desk, and implementing ITIL Foundation 4 principles and efficiencies.

Starting at CAI over 14 years ago as a project manager, Kelly Scothorn has since become a key leader and innovator in the telecommunications industry. Her dedication, expertise, and leadership qualities make her an excellent choice for the role of COO.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Carrier Access in this expanded capacity,” said Kelly Scothorn. “I am committed to building on our success and delivering unparalleled service in the ever-evolving telecommunications landscape.”

“I am proud to announce the well-deserved promotions of Shane Stark and Kelly Scothorn. I am confident under the leadership of Shane and Kelly, our team will continue to deliver an outstanding experience to our clients. I am excited about the bright future and growth ahead at CAI,” said Brendan Phelps, CAI Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

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