INDATEL™ Announces New CEO

INDATEL™ Announces New CEO, Mel Wagner 
October 7, 2016 – Independent telecommunications provider, INDATEL Services, LLC (INDATEL), is happy to announce Mel Wagner, Jr. as the new Chief Executive Officer. Wagner has served as INDATEL’s Vice President of Business Development and Sales since 2014 and replaces retiring Max Huffman. The search began in June 2016, following Huffman’s announcement of plans to retire at the end of the year.  

 A veteran in the industry, Wagner brings more than 25 years of experience in telecom and an entrepreneurial focus that has been instrumental in driving INDATEL’s market position and achieving financial growth.  

 “INDATEL is the industry leader connecting rural and urban communities using Ethernet-based services in North America,” said Corey Jensen, INDATEL Board of Directors President. “Mel Wagner’s integrity, experience and work ethic make him a perfect fit to lead INDATEL as we continue to expand our network and service offerings.” 

 INDATELgroup, a derivative of Independent Alliances Telecom Group, was first established as a trade association to create awareness of and promote independent telecom companies and their offerings throughout rural America. In 2010, the organization started a services division. Members voted to dissolve the trade association and merge those functions into the INDATEL Services, LLC in December 2013. Since then, INDATEL has experienced growth in memberships, service offerings and customers. 

 “The incredible cornerstones set by Max Huffman have established and built a solid foundation for INDATEL,” said Wagner. “This an exciting time for the company as we continue to focus on the increasing demand for telecommunication services throughout the country. I’m honored to be entrusted to lead, grow and chart the course for INDATEL into the future.” 

 Stop by and get to know Mel Wagner at the 2016 INCOMPAS Show, October 23-25 in Dallas, Texas, Booth #215. 

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  • "Our connection to INDATEL Chicago is one of the several vital Internet links between our wholesale/enterprise/data center/telco ISP networks and the rest of the world.

    Russ Berg, Senior Director/WIN
  • "The ability to peer in Chicago INDATEL POP/Carrier Hotel has eceonomically improved how our network scales.  Being in Western Kansas, it is expensive to connect with Tier 1 providers.

    Justin McClung, Product Development Manager, Nex-Tech
  • "The ability to peer traffic in the Chicago INDATEL hub has improved how our network scales as we add on more customers.

    Thomas Beem, VP Sales and Marketing/Iowa Network Services