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Lite Access Technologies bolsters management as it bids to accelerate growth

O'Neil has four decades' experience in mechanical and civil engineering and was instrumental at Lite Access UK, the firm said

Meanwhile, Thomas Flaherty becomes project director at Lite Access UK, said the firm

Lite Access Technologies Inc (CVE:LTE), the fibre optic trenching specialist, has bolstered  its management to accelerate growth and named Noel O'Neil as the new general manager at Lite Access UK, it told investors.

O'Neil has four decades' experience in mechanical and civil engineering and was instrumental in working with the LATUK team since the inception of the UK operations and was a natural choice to lead the subsidiary, the firm said.

"The role is defined as GM instead of Managing Director to reflect the closer managing relationship between corporate and LATUK as it enters a rapid expansion phase," it added.

Meanwhile, Thomas Flaherty becomes project director at  Lite Access UK.

He will have the initial responsibility of overseeing all aspects of the fibre deployment for the announced C$29mln contract in March with Gigaclear in West Oxfordshire.

He was most recently CTO (chief technology officer) for Actavo in Europe from 2014 to 2016 and general m anager in the Caribbean during 2014, where his notable achievements included a FTTH build of 150,000 homes to provide high-speed internet access, playing a key role in delivering over 550,000 homes passed in an 18 month period and occupying both Operational and CTO roles for major FTTH / FTTB build projects within N8 countries in the Caribbean, Lite Access said.

"We are delighted to have a professional of Tom's caliber join us as Project Director for LATUK," said Carlo Shimoon, chief executive at Lite Access.

"He specialises in taking start up projects from inception to full delivery in a controlled and effective manner, with a strong emphasis on client confidence and budgetary control he will be a huge asset to Lite Access as we grow our UK operations and look to expand our rural fibre deployments with Gigaclear as a tier one provider.

"Our company continues to attract top talent, strengthening its senior management team to ensure our company has the leadership to further grow and build shareholder value."

In addition, the company announces that for personal reasons, Dylan Griffiths has resigned from any employee, executive and board responsibilities,  with effect from June 30 this year.

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