EPB Promotes Rich Carpenter To Vice President, Communications And IT Operations

  • Friday, April 19, 2024
Rich Carpenter Promoted To VP At EPB
Rich Carpenter Promoted To VP At EPB

EPB has promoted Rich Carpenter to vice president, Communications and IT Operations. In this role, Carpenter will oversee the technology used to provide communications services to EPB's customers, as well as the business systems within the organization.

"Rich's extensive experience and proven leadership abilities make him a perfect fit for this position," said Ryan Keel, president of EPB’s Energy and Communications business unit. “He fosters strong partnerships both within the organization and with external partners, and his collaborative approach helps advance our technology and our ability to deliver solutions to meet the evolving needs of our customers and our community."

Since joining EPB in 2005, Carpenter has leveraged his ten years of prior experience in the telecommunications industry, including his time with the United States Air Force. After starting as a switch technician for EPB Telecom, he transitioned into a leadership role in 2011 as supervisor of Network Operations. Over the years, Carpenter's responsibilities have expanded to include overseeing more engineering, operations, customer support, and IT functions.

Carpenter holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Data Analytics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and an Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Including his 18 years with EPB, he has over 28 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Carpenter and his wife Heather enjoy attending college sports. They are the proud parents of two children.

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