Luangrath brings a history of operational, sales, and marketing experience to CEC. Paired with veteran leader Kelly Hicks and his 45 years of experience, Luangrath will provide additional strategic support for CEC’s projects. Luangrath’s first task will be guiding CEC’s Billings, Montana, operations — 44,000 addresses serviced through 500 miles of fiber-optic cable.
CEC’s infrastructure division regularly constructs long-haul communications networks for the telecom industry. Many of these projects bring high-speed internet to rural parts of America, helping to improve business and agriculture for thousands.
“Derek will hit the ground running. His long history of successful leadership shows that he’s more than up to this task,” CEC President Brad Smith said. “We’re excited to add his skills to our team.”
Luangrath is a strategic sales leader with commercial experience in the energy, utilities, and construction industries. He has worked with companies around the globe. Most recently, he led regional business development for one of the nation’s top utility infrastructure network companies. He has led innovation incubator projects, sales, and marketing efforts in multiple energy verticals.
Luangrath has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, and a master’s degree in marketing, finance, and economics from the University of Chicago. A trained Project Manager, he also has decades of experience in continuous improvement.