Joseph E. HartChief Executive Officer
Joseph E Hart was appointed as our President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2018. Mr. Hart served in this capacity on an interim basis beginning in July 2018. Prior to joining the Company, from November 2015 to March of 2018, Mr. Hart was the CEO of Aero Communications, Inc., which was a private equity owned company that performed installation, maintenance, and network design and construction for the telecommunications industry. From 2006 – 2014, Mr. Hart served as the Executive Vice President of Network Infrastructure Services and Wireless Operations for Goodman Networks, Inc., a provider of end-to-end network infrastructure, professional services and field deployment to the wireless telecommunications industry. For the previous 25 years, Mr. Hart served in various executive leadership positions for AT&T and other various telecommunication and wireless companies. Mr. Hart holds a master’s of science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baldwin-Wallace College. Mr. Hart’s extensive management experience in operations and corporate strategy in the telecommunications industry allows him to provide significant input to our Board of Directors and develop and grow our management team.
Scott A. FrancisChief Accounting Officer & Interim Chief Financial Officer
Scott A. Francis has been a Vice President since September 15, 2008, our corporate secretary since August 6, 2009, and our Chief Accounting Officer since March, 2019. From September 15, 2008 through March, 2019, Mr. Francis served as our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Francis has over 25 years of finance and management experience. Prior to joining ADDvantage, he served as a controller of accounting at Vanguard Car Rental USA, Inc. from June 2004 until September 2008. Prior to that, he served as manager of financial reporting for WilTel Communications, Inc. from 1997 through May 2004. Mr. Francis is a certified public accountant with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University.
Jimmy TaylorInterim President – Wireless
Jimmy Taylor was appointed as the Interim President of our Wireless Services segment in February 2020. Mr. Taylor is a 35-year veteran of the wireless infrastructure and telecommunications industries. He has extensive experience in both operational leadership and business development, creating a solid foundation for process improvement as well as organic and transactional growth. Mr. Taylor has held multiple senior leadership roles, especially in site development and deployment. He started his career at Houston Cellular and PrimeCo PCS and then joined Crown Castle International, one of the world’s largest tower asset management companies. He was the Regional VP of Southwest Operations for Crown Castle for almost 10 years, where he was responsible for site development, deployment and leasing operations. He was VP of Site Development at Goodman Networks and President of the Teltech Group and Cotton Telecom. His robust experience and contacts in the wireless infrastructure services industry will help Fulton reach its full potential as the industry prepares for significant growth related to 5G.
Donald E. KinisonPresident – Telecommunications
Donald E. Kinison started in May 2017 as our Vice President, Sales. In December 2018, Mr. Kinison was promoted to President of the Telco segment. Mr. Kinison has over 20 years of sales experience in the telecommunication, software and cloud industries. Prior to joining ADDvantage, Mr. Kinison was the Senior Vice President of Commercial and Enterprise Services for Impact Telecom LLC, a provider of a full range of telecommunication services for carriers, businesses and homes from 2014 to 2017. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Kinison was the Senior Vice President of Sales for Associated Network Partners, Inc., a provider of various telecommunications services for carriers. From 2003 to 2012, Mr. Kinison held various senior management positions, including the Vice President and General Manager of Cbeyond, Inc., a telecommunications and information technology company.