Fortress Solutions recruits major industry figure

Critical infrastructure management specialist Fortress Solutions has appointed ex-AT&T president Scott Mair to its board of directors.

Mair spent 37 years career at the American telecom giant, including spending time as its president of networks engineering and operations. According to a statement, he was responsible for launching the first standards-based mobile 5G network, as well as “launching the first secure communications platform used nationwide for US public safety workers [ie FirstNet]”.

Discussing the appointment, Fortress Solutions' CEO, John Shelnutt, said: “We are excited to welcome Scott to the Fortress board. His expansive experience and deep industry knowledge will be a critical asset for [us].

“His unparalleled understanding and insight into 5G mobile networks, networking operations, and telecom engineering will provide our teams with invaluable wisdom.”

Mair said: “The telecom industry is in an age of flux as more and more companies embrace the inevitable digital era. Fortress is at the forefront of these changes.

“Their services not only allow companies to deploy new digital services faster, they also provide critical infrastructure support to ensure their legacy platforms remain ready and available at all times. I am excited to begin a new journey with their team.”

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