BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced the appointment of Andrew Crouch as the Regional President of North America with responsibility for North America operations, marketing and sales. Crouch previously served as regional president of North America Sales for Level 3 Communications.
"We are pleased to have Andrew assume this expanded leadership role for the company," said Jeff Storey, president and chief operating officer. "Our top priority remains our customers and providing them the best experience possible. Andrew has been working closely with our customers for a number of years and we know he will continue to emphasize that customer focus across the broader North America organization."
Crouch has been with Level 3 for more than a decade and has served in a number of senior executive positions for the company. Most recently, as the Regional President of North America Sales, he led the region to year-over-year growth while integrating two large sales organizations. He also previously served as group vice president of Sales for Wholesale Markets and as president of the Wholesale Markets Group for Level 3.
"This is an important time for our company, and I welcome the opportunity to help contribute to its success in this new role," said Crouch. "I'm looking forward to continuing to deliver a differentiated experience to our customers that features a relentless focus on their needs. And I'm proud to lead this team as we work to support the growth, efficiency and security of our customers' businesses."
Prior to joining Level 3, Crouch held executive positions at British Telecom and Concert, a joint venture between British Telecom and AT&T.
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Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 450 markets in 45 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com
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