Tollgrade promotes Thomas J. Kolb to COO
By Alyssa Dalton
April 29, 2013 – Tollgrade Communications Inc., a provider of service assurance solutions to utilities and telecommunications providers, has promoted Thomas J. Kolb to chief operating officer (COO).
As COO, Kolb will continue to report to Ed Kennedy, Tollgrade president and CEO, and provide strategic and operational leadership over all aspects of Tollgrade’s broadband and smart grid business units, including product development, supply chain, services, customer support, marketing and sales.
“Tom is uniquely qualified to drive operational excellence company-wide as we expand our presence and solution portfolios in the smart grid and broadband markets,” said Kennedy. “I have tremendous confidence in Tom’s ability to strengthen all aspects of our business as we continue to grow and expand.”
Kolb joined Tollgrade in 2008 as director of operations strategy and prior to appointment as COO, he served as VP of operations.
“I look forward to expanding my contributions in helping lead the company and ensuring we continue to provide best-in-class products, services and support to our growing list of marquee customers,” he added.