Yorkshire telecoms firm makes 'next generation' appointment of Rob Mennell as Chief Operations Officer

27th July 2021

Rob Mennell has joined ITI Network Services as Chief Operations Officer in what the swiftly-expanding Sheffield firm says is a huge coup for its customers.

The telecommunications, network and electrical infrastructure specialist said the appointment will strengthen its delivery capabilities as it continues to win new contracts and fulfil exceptional levels of customer demand.
 
Rob joins from Openreach where as the lead on Superfast Broadband he was instrumental in the design and deployment of the Next Generation Access network that continues to grow rapidly to this day.
 
Over his 35 years at BT and Openreach Rob has worked across a range of roles and programmes, making him a leading expert in the telecommunications industry. He has worked with a multitude of global vendors and suppliers, managing brilliant teams across the UK and India and was ultimately responsible for over 20 million customers. He is renowned for his strategic thinking and intelligent approach to management in a friendly and approachable manner.
 
Jason Denmark, chief executive of The Templand Group which includes ITI Network Services, said:

“I have wanted to work with Rob for some time, his reputation within the industry is second to none and we know he will take ITI from strength to strength."
 
Rob Mennell, newly-appointed Chief Operations Officer of ITI Network Services, said:

“The telecommunications industry is growing exponentially and reliance on it has never been greater. I am immensely proud to leave behind such a strong legacy at Openreach which will continue to serve the nation for decades to come. The success I achieved at Openreach will enable me to build on the already strong foundations and successes at ITI and elevate them to unapparelled levels across the industry. ITI are focused on putting their people first, creating an energetic and empowered business of specialists who put quality at the forefront of their delivery. I am excited to be a part of such an innovative team and will hit the ground running. Watch this space.”

Dave Newton, Managing Director of ITI Network Services, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Rob to ITI Network Services. With our growth aspirations there was a definite need to bring someone into ITI with Rob’s outstanding technical expertise, gained over 35 years with BT and Openreach. Rob is very well known in our industry, his proficiency and exacting standards will enhance our operational delivery even further.”

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