CHARLOTTE – Fiber optic network proivder Segra, which was acquired by Cox Communications in 2021, has new executive leadership.

The company will be headed by CEO Kevin Hart, who will succeed the outgoing CEO Timothy Blitz.

Hart has already assumed responsibilities as CEO, the company said in a statement.

Segra is one of the largest independent fiber bandwidth companies in the US, according to its website.

Following the acquisition, the company announced in November other changes in executive leadership.

Hart previously served as an executive vice president and chief product and technology officer at Cox Communications.  The company noted in its statement that in this prior role, held for 11 years, Hart delivered more than $20 billion in capital programs and doubled the company’s returns on invested capital.

“Kevin’s ability to drive revenue growth through innovation and strategic investment, coupled with his technical, operational and transformational leadership expertise and knowledge of enterprise and carrier networks, will be integral to guiding the next phase of growth and market leadership at Segra,” said Jeff Breaux, Segra board chairman and executive vice president of Cox Business, in the statement.

The sale of Segra to Cox Communications resulted in NorthState again becoming an independent company, as WRAL TechWire reported in October 2021.  The acquisition deal was for $240 million.


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