WARWICK, R.I., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICOA, Inc.
(OTC Bulletin Board: ICOA), a national provider of broadband Internet networks
and managed services in high-traffic public locations, announced today that it
has promoted Dennis diBattista to chief operating officer.
diBattista has served as vice president, sales, since August 2004. Since
then, ICOA's national footprint has grown by more than 215%.
Rick Schiffmann, CEO of ICOA, said, "Dennis diBattista has been central to
ICOA's rapid growth, including securing or building out key accounts such as
Panera Bread and Trump. I have full confidence in Dennis' abilities to ensure
that ICOA continues to pursue aggressive organic growth while exceeding the
operational expectations of our customers."
diBattista is a seasoned veteran of the competitive local exchange carrier
industry. He has a strong record of financial performance and communications
infrastructure installation management, including more than $300 million in
fiber optic plant, transmission and switching equipment and over 350 miles of
underground and aerial network construction to his credit over a 10-year
Prior to joining ICOA, diBattista was a founder and president of QGO, now
a wholly owned subsidiary of ICOA, Inc. At QGO, he led the company's growth
in securing national accounts such as Panera Bread. Prior to QGO, diBattista
founded QC2, a provider of contract installation services to Fortune 100
accounts, generating over $20 million in revenues. Before that, diBattista was
vice president of operations for Telergy, Inc., where he managed the
construction of a 300-mile fiber optic network. He has served as the general
manager of Brooks Fiber Communications, responsible for the Rhode Island
subsidiary operations where he oversaw $20 million in capital expenditures.
diBattista holds an M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island, an M.A. from
the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Boston University.
diBattista said, "I am excited by the challenge of leading the operational
and sales organizations within the ICOA portfolio of companies, and I plan on
working aggressively with the growing ICOA team to quickly drive new business
and install new services. With a concentrated focus on developing strong
relationships with prospects, customers and suppliers, my goal in the near
term is to shorten the booking-to-billing cycle and in the long term
appreciably growing our revenues across all lines of our business."
About ICOA, Inc.
ICOA, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ICOA) is a national provider of neutral-
host wireless and wired broadband Internet networks in high-traffic public
locations. ICOA provides design, installation, operations, maintenance and
management of neutral, common-use 802.11x standard WLAN Wi-Fi hot spot and hot
zone infrastructure throughout airport facilities, quick-service restaurants,
universities, travel plazas, RV/campgrounds and marinas, hospitality and hot
zone locations. ICOA owns or operates over 1,300 broadband access
installations in high-traffic locations across 45 states. For additional
information, visit http://www.icoacorp.com .
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For more information, contact ICOA VP of Corporate Development John
Balbach at (401) 352-2368, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . For investor
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kit containing ICOA press releases, SEC filings, current Level II price
quotes, interactive Java stock charts and other useful information for
investors can be found at http://www.hawkassociates.com and
The foregoing contains "forward-looking statements," which are based on
management's beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future
events and information currently available to management. Readers are
cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which
are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of
uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside ICOA's control,
that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. For
a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference,
please see ICOA's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ICOA
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise. This information is presented solely to provide additional
information to further understand the results of ICOA.
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