Easton Utilities announces the promotion of Ted L. Book to Vice President of Easton Velocity, the division providing internet, cable television, phone and advanced network services to over 8,700 customers. “Ted is a driven and dedicated leader with a wealth of experience and technical knowledge making him a great asset to our organization,” stated Hugh E. Grunden, President and CEO of Easton Utilities.
Ted started his career with Easton Utilities in 1997, and over the years has led the distribution, installation, service and maintenance to successfully deliver Easton Velocity services. He was a key contributor to the development and delivery of internet service to Easton back in 1998. He is also responsible for the continuous improvement of the systems by managing multiple facility and technology upgrades. In addition, he oversees network engineering, network operations, and technical support for Easton Velocity.
Ted has been instrumental in planning the system design and strategy for Connect Talbot, the rural broadband project aimed at providing broadband access to the unserved residents and businesses in Talbot County. He will be critical to the implementation of this project over the next several years. “I am fortunate to work with an exceptional team and will be relying on these individuals for their expertise as we carry out this significant project,” stated Book.
Ted holds a BS in Computer Science from Lynchburg College and an MBA from the University of Maryland University College. He is a 2011 graduate of Shore Leadership and currently serves on the board of Maryland Broadband Cooperative. He has volunteered with many youth organizations including AWANA, Easton Little League, and Talbot County Parks & Recreation. He has previously served on the board at Real Life Chapel and currently volunteers for many outreach programs. Currently he resides in Easton and enjoys, boating, golfing and spending time with his wife of 31 years and their five adult children and soon to be daughter-in-law.