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Lightpath Promotes Joseph Flynn

Lightpath, the Cablevision Systems unit that provides Ethernet-based telecommunication and managed cloud services for New York metro area businesses, has promoted Joseph Flynn to SVP of sales, where he’ll head up day-to-day efforts for all sales functions.

Flynn joined Lightpath in 2001 as a major account manager, serving the company’s healthcare customers. In 2007, he became director of sales for government, education and healthcare, and was later promoted to director of sales for Long Island. Before his promotion to senior vice president, he was regional vice president of sales for Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey.

“As telecom needs grow in complexity and demand for managed services surges, it is critical for our organization to get right to the heart of exactly what customers need to be successful today and in the future,” said Dave Pistacchio, president, Lightpath, in a statement. “Joe has been instrumental in evangelizing for the entire sales organization the importance of understanding each customer’s story in order to best meet their changing needs. His deep experience serving Lightpath customers, continued success leading our sales teams and passion for connecting with customers makes him the ideal fit to drive our ongoing sales activity.”

Lightpath operates a fiber network extending more than 5,800 route miles and connecting more than 7,000 fiber-lit locations. The unit generated net revenues of $87.9 million in the third quarter of 2014, up 6.3% versus the year-ago period.