Bixby, Okla – Lynn Pike has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Bixby Telephone Company (BTC), reporting directly to Jerry Kite, BTC’s Chief Executive Officer. Pike will be responsible for sales and operations at BTC, and BTS & S (Bixby Telephone Sales & Service) which includes PrimeTel Communications in Tulsa. He will also work with many new projects related to market growth outside the Bixby service area and the launch of new products and technologies.
With more than 35 years experience in the telephone industry, Pike joins BTC from Warwick, NY, where he most recently was President/CEO and a member of Warwick Valley Telephone Company’s Board of Directors. He managed the successful launch of TV quality video, becoming the first company to do so in New York and New Jersey.
Pike previously has held the position of Vice President/COO for Geneseo Communications (Geneseo, IL) and was Managing Director for United Telecom Investments in Budaors, Hungary, where he managed the design and construction of a new digital and fiber network to serve 50,000 new customers in 70 communities in Hungary.
Pike and his wife Sandy have lived in New York for five years. Originally from Texas, Pike is excited about returning to the Southwest. “We are very happy to be returning to this part of the country. We have found the people and employees very open and welcoming, and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities facing Bixby Telephone Company today and in the future,” states Pike.