Tollgrade Communications Inc., a global leader in providing service assurance solutions to the world’s largest utilities and telecommunications providers, announced that Thomas J. Kolb has been promoted to chief operating officer. Kolb will continue to report to Tollgrade President and CEO Ed Kennedy and provide the strategic and operational leadership over all aspects of Tollgrade’s global broadband and smart grid business units, including product development, supply chain, services, customer support, marketing and sales.
Kolb joined Tollgrade in 2008 as director of operations strategy. He also held the position of vice president of operations. Prior to joining the company, he held several management positions at industry-leading high-tech companies including Ericsson, Marconi and Fore Systems. Kolb has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Operations Management from Duquesne University.