GTS Appoints Telecom Industry Veteran Scott Stokes as CTO
Updated: Aug 30, 2022
Orbital Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OEG) (“OEG”) today announced its telecommunications subsidiary, Gibson Technical Services, Inc. (“GTS”), has appointed industry veteran Scott Stokes as its new chief technology officer (“CTO”).
Mr. Stokes is a program management executive with more than 30 years of experience in engineering, planning, design and operation of telecommunications networks. Prior to joining GTS, Mr. Stokes served as business operations director and manager of ISP/OSP Engineering & Construction at Jacobs. His skillset includes fiber network planning, design, construction and project management, as well as project execution for new and existing networks. Mr. Stokes has successfully led teams of technicians, engineers, construction managers and installation crews throughout much of the United States. Similarly, Mr. Stokes has overseen the construction, modification and repair of hundreds of wireless telecom facilities throughout the U.S.
During his tenure at Jacobs, Mr. Stokes delivered fiber engineering and construction projects across several U.S. states for AT&T, Verizon, Crown Castle, SiFi Networks and Google. He led various special projects in the development and optimization of micro and macro trenching technologies, and led the deployment of Smart City, Smart Parking, Smart Lighting and Connected Vehicle endeavors involving Jacobs, Qualcomm, Nokia and AT&T.
Mike McCracken, GTS’s chief executive officer said, “With a broad cross section of telecommunications network design and operational experience to draw upon, Scott will enable OEG, GTS and their various partners to capitalize on our most recent acquisitions. Combining our telecommunications expertise with Scott’s diverse telecom experience will allow us to further penetrate the telecommunications market, enabling GTS to market its broad portfolio of technical services to a much larger customer base during this time of unprecedented growth in the telecom industry driven by 5G build out and the rising mobile ecosystem.”