OAKLAND, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Pac-West Telecomm, Inc., a leading provider of wholesale communications services, announced today that CEO Robert H. Turner will be honored as a Distinguished Alumni at the 2010 Business Leadership and Awards Program for the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business. The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to alumni of the Darla Moore School of Business with outstanding achievements in business, academia, government, or not-for-profit organizations, and/or outstanding service to the business school, and is the highest honor given by the Darla Moore School of Business.
As Chief Executive of Pac-West, Mr. Turner has led Pac-West to double-digit growth in a down market, establishing the company's reputation for innovation, customer focus, and service value. He is also a Pac-West board member and the founder of Turner Telecom Holding Group, LLC, an executive management and board consultancy that cultivates and grows global technology and telecom companies.
Mr. Turner, a South Carolina native who received his BS and MBA from the Darla More School of Business said, "It is a great honor to be presented the Distinguished Alumni Award. The Darla Moore School of Business is a thriving example of educational excellence, and I am proud to be associated with this institution that has been instrumental in the careers of so many business leaders."
Launching his career at AT&T, Mr. Turner quickly rose to senior roles in sales and marketing and went on to serve at the highest ranks of a broad spectrum of both fixed and wireless telecom firms globally, including serving as President and Chief Executive of Telecom Netherlands, US Inc. (KPN), Chairman and Chief Executive of Davnet, Ltd. (AU), Chief Executive of New World Telephone (Hong Kong), Chief Executive of TeleZone (Canada), and Chief Operating Officer of BellSouth Communications.
Mr. Turner will be recognized for his inspiring career as a business leader alongside five fellow alumni, including a senior bank executive and the former chief national bank examiner of the United States.
About Pac-West Telecomm
Pac-West provides advanced wholesale telecommunications and data services, enabling traditional and next-generation providers to efficiently design, deploy, and deliver integrated communication solutions. Pac-West Telecomm is in its twenty-ninth year of operation. For more information about Pac-West, visit www.pacwest.com.
SOURCE Pac-West Telecomm, Inc.