AFL Network Services Leadership Team

Collectively our Senior Leadership team provides deep experience across the global telecommunications industry. With our customers-first philosophy and a culture of commitment, we truly believe that your success is the basis of our organization’s success. Our leadership team has extensive experience in the same functions that you currently hold, including Operations Leadership, Business Planning and Strategy, Network Build and Procurement, and many others. Our leaders understand the nature of the challenges you face and are experienced in building optimal solutions for your programs.

 

 

 

Joe Grech
President - AFL Network Services

As President of AFL Network Services and a career highlighted with executive positions at top communications firms worldwide, Joe’s leadership and customers-first commitment has delivered transformational value and trusted relationships across the telecommunications industry. With a wealth of industry knowledge, business management and engineering know-how, Joe delivers through innovation, strategic thinking, customer service excellence and essential team building. Joe has led AFL Network Services through times of explosive growth and business transformation.

 


 

Kathy Kirkup
Chief Financial Officer - AFL Network Services


Kathy is Chief Financial Officer for AFL Network Service and is responsible for the finance and accounting functions of the business. Kathy has been leading the financial operations for over five years.

Kathy has over 30 years of experience leading finance teams within the telecommunications, cable, broadcasting and oil and gas industries. Previously Kathy held financial leadership roles with Platinum Communications, Midfield Supply and Monarch Communications.

Kathy is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).

 


 

Marc Loustau
Senior Vice President - Strategy, Business Development and Human Resources

As the Senior Vice President of Strategy, Business Development and Human Resources, Marc is responsible for building a cohesive business and people strategy for our growing organization. His portfolio includes programs to increase revenues, transform business units, and manage the workforce. Marc ensures the success of client relationships and a positive workplace culture through relationship building, collaboration, mutual trust, and respect.

Marc has over 23 years of leadership experience in client relations, customer base growth, strategic corporate initiatives, new product rollouts, employee engagement, and business operations with telecom, cable and cellular powerhouses such as TELUS and Rogers

 


 

Paul El-Asmar
Senior Vice President - Service Delivery

Paul is Senior Vice President, Service Delivery and is responsible for providing superior wireline, wireless and smart security solutions to residential, multi-dwelling buildings and businesses for AFL Network Services. Paul has earned a reputation as an operational and people-focused executive who excels at delivering exceptional customer service and growing the business. Paul has won both the Fujikura President’s award and the AFL President’s award in recent years.

Paul has over 22 years of experience leading teams in the telecom sector around the world, including Europe, the Middle East and across North America.

 


 

David Kozicz
Senior Vice President - Construction, Materials Management, and Customer Operations (CMCO)

David is Senior Vice President of Construction, Materials Management, and Customer Operations (CMCO) for AFL Network Services. As a customer-focused leader, David ensures that all operations and customer management teams are synchronized to ensure delivery of construction assets on time, within scope and on budget.

Prior to joining AFL Network Services, David spent 15 years at TELUS, holding several leadership roles as a Vice President – spanning Service Development, Technology Strategy and Enterprise Customer Delivery businesses. Additional prior experience includes roles with CIBC, Aecon and Kearney.

 


 

Jens Goermann
Executive Director - Engineering and Quality Assurance

As Executive Director, Engineering and Quality Assurance for AFL Network Services, Jens leads the design, engineering and quality teams to formulate exceptional network designs to facilitate client objectives.

Jens has over 30 years of technical leadership experience in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industry developing teams with a focus on customer quality and safety, while maintaining lean budgeting practices. Jens is a strong analytical thinker and a dynamic team leader with strong business communication skills that resonates well with both clients and technical personnel.

 


 

Claude Kisteman
Executive Director - Human Resources

Claude is Executive Director of Human Resources and leads the AFL Network Services HR team on strategic initiatives including performance development, team member engagement, succession planning and integration, as well as payroll and benefits.

Claude is a skilled and trusted advisor to the business leaders and plays a key support role in the strategic function in servicing our business partners.

With a passion for people, Claude has spent 25+ years in Senior HR Leadership roles at TELUS and has a wealth of experience and a proven track record for driving increased engagement, improved efficiency and results across organizations.