Grapevine, TX – February 22, 2017 – KMM, a national provider of logistics and network services to the U.S. communications industry, has announced the appointment of Walter C. Rhinehart as its newest Vice President – National Sales. Rhinehart will champion KMM’s pursuit of wireline broadband business with Tier 2 and 3 operators such as CenturyLink and Windstream and associated Connect America Funds (CAF). He will also focus on driving business development with wireline OEMs such as Fujitsu, Adtran, Ciena and Calix and will manage specialized wireless projects in the enterprise space.
“We’re very excited about what Walter has to offer, apart from his solid industry experience and broad repertoire of contacts,” said Nick Shanker, KMM President. “I’ve experienced first-hand the level of passion, drive and intensity that Walter brings to everything he does. He understands the direction that we are going and will play an important role in helping us continue to propel forward.”
Rhinehart is a veteran in the telecom industry, with a well-established resume spanning across two decades. He served as Program Manager for Ericsson for 12 years, where major accomplishments included overseeing the initial rollout of AT&T’s LTE network in Georgia and Verizon’s LTE integration for Florida, among others. Rhinehart also worked for TrueNet Communications, a national infrastructure engineering company serving the broadband, telecommunications, wireless and enterprise markets. During his tenure with the company, Rhinehart managed operations in the wireless division and successfully increased annual revenues by 600% through extensive business development. Prior to joining KMM, Rhinehart supported the wireless, wireline, technical and managed services divisions of Edge Communications, a communications solution provider. In his role as Director – Business Development, Rhinehart managed accounts for General Dynamics, Fujitsu, Verizon, AT&T, Alcatel Lucent and Ericsson. He also spearheaded the development of a new division in the Edge Technical Group targeting ISP/OSP opportunities, including Fed-Ex and Google, something which he hopes to continue doing at KMM.
“I had been following KMM’s progression over the last few years, after having worked with several members of the Executive Team on past projects, and I was impressed by the traction the company had gained with its entry into Network Services,” said Rhinehart. “When presented with the opportunity to come onboard, I jumped at it. KMM has a strong vision and an experienced Leadership Team that is helping steer the company in some very interesting and exciting directions. I’m eager to see where we end up.”
KMM couples its core logistics services with highly skilled field expertise to deliver integrated solutions spanning full network lifecycles. Supported by multi-tiered warehousing options, an extensive portfolio of services and systems, and certified technicians, KMM’s solutions result in improved efficiencies, decreased time to market and greater cost savings for its customers. KMM is a certified woman-owned business enterprise. For more information visit www.kmmcorp.net.