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Press Release

GTT appoints Ed Morche as new CEO

Mon 9 Oct 2023

GTT Communications has announced the appointment of Ed Morche as Chief Executive Officer and Board Director.

Morche has more than 30 years in the telecommunication industry. Before joining GTT, Morche served as President of Lumen’s North American Enterprise and Public Sector, and previously held other senior leadership roles at CenturyLink.

“I am thrilled to lead the talented team at GTT and look forward to working with our employees, partners, and customers in this next phase of growth,” said Morche.

Morche’s experience includes global and North American leadership positions at Igaea Communications, Teleglobe, Global One, and Sprint, in addition to multiple philanthropic roles supporting the Virginia Hospital Center, including serving as a Director on the hospital’s foundation board.

“Ed’s deep industry experience, long-standing commitment to service delivery excellence, and proven track record of empowering and inspiring teams make him an ideal choice to continue to drive the company forward,” said Tony Abate, Executive Chairman of the Board at GTT.

Abate also shared his appreciation for Ernest Ortega, who stepped down as CEO and Board Director after four years in the position.

“During that time, Ernie was instrumental in transforming the company in numerous ways. He is leaving GTT well positioned for continued growth, and we wish him the best in his future endeavours,” added Abate.


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