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Hylan Appoints Industry Veteran Joe Cecin as COO

Hylan, a market leading provider of specialized communications engineering and construction services, announced today that Joe Cecin has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of The Hylan Group.

An industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including both the service provider and engineering and construction sectors, Mr. Cecin is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of all companies under the Hylan umbrella, including Hylan Datacom & Electrical, Down Under Construction, Western Utility, Arcturus Telecom, and Hylan West. Importantly, Mr. Cecin will have primary responsibility for the overall integration of acquired businesses.

Mr. Cecin brings extensive business operating experience to Hylan.

In previous roles, he has served as EVP of Operations at Unitek Global Services, President of Pinnacle Wireless, and COO of RCN Corporation. He has extensive experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, having served as Group Head of the Telecom Investment Banking Practice at BB&T Capital Markets. He has also served on the board of directors of four public companies in the telecom industry.

As Hylan’s COO, Mr. Cecin will focus on integrating and operating the company’s acquisitions as it continues to grow its portfolio of services for communications infrastructure, electrical contracting, telecom and electrical maintenance, utility construction, emergency/disaster recovery response teams, and DAS and small cell installation, nationally.

“We are thrilled to have Joe join our executive team,” says Rob DiLeo, CEO of Hylan. “With his vast experience and impeccable career history, we believe Joe will be a strong asset to the Hylan team, bringing with him a passion for the Hylan brand, the services we deliver, and our dedication to customer satisfaction.”

Mr. Cecin began his career in telecom as a network engineer at Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon), and earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Stanford University.

Cecin adds, “With Hylan’s track record of growth, experienced team, and committed equity sponsors, I am thrilled to be joining the team as COO. I will make it my goal to lead our team to success not just locally, but as a nationally recognized brand known for its array of full service turnkey solutions.”

Hylan is a leading provider of turnkey communications and electrical infrastructure design, engineering and construction services for wireline, wireless and smart city municipal service operators around the U.S. Hylan was founded over 50 years ago in its flagship market of New York City and today serves a wide variety of end-markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, with offices and facilities in New York, New Jersey, Arizona, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

In 2016, Hylan received a significant investment from Flexis Capital and TZP Capital Partners to accelerate its growth strategy.

Hylan’s senior leadership team includes Robert DiLeo CEO, John DiLeo President, Joe Cecin COO, Luke McKinnon CFO, and former AboveNet Chairman and CEO Bill LaPerch Executive Chairman.


For more information contact: Jaymie Scotto – – 866-695-3629 ext. 6

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