CHR Solutions Introduces New Engineering Leadership Team


CHR Solutions has a new engineering leadership team that has more than 100 years of combined industry experience.

The company provides engineering, managed services, BSS/OSS and cloud technology to communications service providers (CSPs). CHR engineers are licensed in 48 states. They have assisted in the engineering, design and construction of more than 60 FTTP statewide and regional fiber network projects, according to CHR.

“We are thrilled with the caliber of excellence in the team we have assembled. This new leadership has the talent and experience to help our clients succeed in the design, build and management of their legacy and next-gen networks," said Sean Fitzsimmons, executive vice president, infrastructure services business unit at CHR Solutions. “We sought out the very best in the business to continue our seventy-five year legacy of rural telco network engineering and the commitment we have to our Tier 3 clients. In addition, we brought on highly respected and acknowledged leaders to continue our growth into the Tier 1 and 2 markets, as well."

The new team consists of 5 members: Sam Harlan, James Kovaly, Patrick Sims, Michael Beecher and Deborah Crawford.

Harlan has been with CHR Solutions for more than 15 years and is responsible for engineering design, plans and specifications, contracts and implementation of projects. Kovaly brings more than 25 years of network engineering and technical sales development experience to CHR Solutions and previously led a team of more than 30 systems and consulting engineers at Cisco Systems. Sims is responsible for the development strategies of end-to-end technical solutions in FTTH, wireless development, and smart grid technologies in the access communications market. Beecher serves as SVP, engineering & systems integration, in the infrastructure business group, and Crawford brings 14 years of engineering management experience and joins CHR Solutions as VP of engineering operations.

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