MetroNet Vice President of Safety and Quality Assurance George Kemp has been named Chairman of Indiana 811, the state’s Call Before You Dig safety initiative. Kemp has served on the Indiana 811 board of directors since 2018, when he was first appointed representing the telecommunications sector.
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George Kemp, MetroNet Vice President of Safety and Quality Assurance (Photo: Business Wire)
“I am humbled and honored to serve as Chairman of such an important organization,” said Kemp of his nomination. “I appreciate the opportunity to continue serving my local community as the Chairman of the Indiana 811 Board of Directors and I look forward to using the role to improve the utility industry for homeowners, construction businesses and owners of underground infrastructure across the state.”
MetroNet Inc. executives say the latest nomination is part of the company’s longstanding commitment to safety within the industry. In September, MetroNet associate Chuck Muller was named to the Board of Directors of Ohio’s 811 organization.
“Along with MetroNet’s commitment to providing very high-speed fiber broadband services to communities, and as strong supporters and members of Indiana 811, we are dedicated to ensuring public safety and reducing the number of damage incidents statewide,” said MetroNet President John Cinelli. “We are thrilled to have another of MetroNet’s talented associates serving in this important role. With George’s expertise and experience, he will excel as the Chairman of the Indiana 811 Board of Directors, and we are excited to see his continued positive impact on the state of Indiana.”
Founded in 1981, Indiana 811 is a free statewide system designed to save time, money, costly lawsuits, and dramatically reduce accidental damage to underground utilities. The non-profit corporation is comprised of nearly 25 industry leaders from a variety of utility companies throughout the state of Indiana and provides coordination and notification services for homeowners, construction officials, utilities and owners of underground infrastructure.
MetroNet values the safety of their team members and communities. Visit MetroNetinc.com/safety for more information on MetroNet’s dedication to safety and quality assurance.
For more information about Indiana 811, visit https://indiana811.org.
MetroNet is a 100% Fiber Optic Company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. The customer-focused company provides cutting-edge fiber optic communication services, including high-speed Fiber Internet, full-featured Fiber Phone, and Fiber IPTV with a wide variety of programming. MetroNet started in 2005 with one fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana, and has since grown to serving and constructing networks in more than 100 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina. MetroNet is committed to bringing state-of-the-art telecommunication services to communities — services that are comparable or superior to those offered in large metropolitan areas. MetroNet has been named in the top 50 small and medium companies on Glassdoor and has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing MetroNet among the Best Places to Work in 2020. For more information visit www.MetroNetinc.com.