MINOT, ND – SRT is pleased to announce the promotion of Tony Best to Director of Field Operations. In his new position, Best will oversee the supervision of the construction, maintenance, and servicing operations of SRT’s aerial and buried copper and fiber-optic cable facilities, switching and data facilities, service center operations, and safety inspections. Best has been an SRT employee since 1996, holding several positions, most recently as Outside Plant and Splicer Supervisor, which led him to this position.
“Tony has proven himself throughout his career with his willingness to continue his education through lifelong learning and training, and we are certain that he will excel in his leadership role. His hands-on experience will be instrumental, especially with the continuance of the fiber optic network installation across our service territory. We are looking forward to adding him to our executive staff team,” said SRT General Manager/CEO Steve Lysne.
Tony was born and raised in the Towner area, where he currently resides with his family. He is a current council member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Towner and participates in local Ranch Rodeos during the summer months.
Best looks forward to playing an important role in SRT’s upcoming years of staying on the forefront of technology and providing our customers the best possible service. He replaces Tim Burckhard, who retired on May 29th.
SRT Communications located in Minot, North Dakota is the state’s largest telecommunications cooperative. SRT services include Internet, Security, TV, Phone and Business Services and has served north central North Dakota since 1951, employs nearly 200 people, and serves over 40,000 customers.