The Executive Team
The V1 Fiber executive management team has over 70 years of combined telecom, operations, and construction experience and is supported by top-trained field supervisors and technicians.
Frank Del Col
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Frank Del Col is an accomplished senior executive with more than 35 years of success across the telecom wireless, wireline, and infrastructure industries. His broad areas of expertise include operations, managed services, deployment, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, CRM, and vendor management.
Leveraging extensive experience guiding operations and deployment for telecom companies ranging from start-ups to large enterprises, he is a valuable asset for companies in the telecom/high-tech sectors that are working on growth plans and in need of a turnaround. Frank led the turnaround of a company in negative EBITDA to profitability within 18 months and a sale of the portfolio resulted in a 38% return.
Frank has held multiple executive leadership positions at companies including LambdaLite Engineering, Ericsson, TrueNet Communications, TAG Mobile, Sprint/Nextel, and Verizon Wireless. In his current position as President and CEO of V1 Fiber, Frank leads the growth of engineering and construction services in the wireline and wireless sectors for ViaOne Service’s latest acquisition.
Executive Vice President
Rodger Baldwin has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications construction management. He is adept at improving operational efficiency, staff development through mentorship, and has a resume that includes both business administration and on-site experience.
For 17 years, Rodger was employed by MasTec, a nationwide utilities contractor. During his tenure, he was responsible for securing, building, and managing site projects that had a variety of scope and size. Projects ranged from small and local, with minimal staff to one hundred million dollar per year national contracts with offices from New York to California and a staff with more than 100 employees.
Rodger was instrumental in developing MasTec’s early relationships with Verizon on their nationwide FiOS rollout and with Google on their Google Fiber initiative. He also worked closely with customers and manufacturers to assist in the development of new tools, products, and installation methods to facilitate new initiatives.
Vice President of Business Development
Walter 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 his major accomplishments included overseeing the initial rollout of AT&T’s LTE network in Georgia and Verizon’s LTE integration in Florida, among others. Walter also worked for TrueNet Communications, a national infrastructure engineering company serving the broadband, telecommunications, wireless, and enterprise markets. During his tenure with the company, he managed operations in the wireless division and successfully increased annual revenues by 600% through extensive business development.
Most recently, Walter served as Vice President for KMM Logistics and Network Services where he was responsible for acquiring new contracts with Sprint, Ansco, MasTec, T-Mobile, Black & Veatch, and Verizon. At KMM, he led the addition of new divisions such as a fiber construction group and generated new engineering business, which grew the company footprint to new markets in Ohio, Tennessee, Washington, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.
Walter’s experience supports the wireless, wireline, technical, and managed services V1 Fiber offers as well as the rapid growth and expansion of V1 Fiber into new markets.