Sparta, TN, November 30, 2021 — Ben Lomand Connect’s General Manager and CEO, Greg Smartt, announces that Ben Clark has been named the new District Manager of the Sparta office upon the retirement of David Vaughn. With 22 years of experience at Ben Lomand, Clark will begin his new role on December 1, 2021.
Clark’s career began as a construction line worker and moved from that position to Install and Repair and then promoted to Assistant District Office Manager in 2007. “As I grew up in Sparta, Tennessee, I knew that Ben Lomand was a very reputable and promising company in which to work. The security of knowing that the employees are the single most important asset at Ben Lomand is what keeps us dedicated to excellence, and I appreciate the 32 years of service that David Vaughn gave to Ben Lomand,” stated Clark.
Manager/ CEO Smartt states, “Ben has played a big part in the success of Ben Lomand Connect in the White County area. He has supervised work under David Vaughn for the past few years and is well known in the community. He is a great leader for the company and has worked his way through the ranks for over two decades, and he has a great deal of knowledge in the communication business. I look forward to seeing wonderful things coming out of this area from a hometown guy. Congratulations, Ben Clark, on a job well done; you have earned it”.
Clark resides on his farm in Hickory Valley with his wife, Donna. They have been members of Hickory Valley Baptist Church for over 35 years. He has been a board member for the White County Farmers Co-op for ten years and is now the sitting president. He has two daughters Lyndee Good and Lacey Clark, son, Kade Clark, and grandchildren, Tynslee and Paislee Good.
“My family realizes, as do I, that Ben Lomand has been a blessing to us all. I am both humbled and proud of the opportunity to be a part of the leadership team. I look forward to the coming years and will do my best to ensure the company continues to be the best telecommunications provider in the region,” continued Clark.
Ben Lomand Connect was incorporated on October 2, 1952, to provide local telephone service to rural middle Tennessee. With close to 1,900 square miles of territory (130 of which will be under construction from state and federal grants over the next two years), close to 24,000 phone lines and over 26,000 broadband connections to residential and business customers.
Over the last three decades, Ben Lomand Connect has laid over 4,200 miles of fiber throughout our area. Ben Lomand Connect also offers many other services, including video (BLTV), security (Ben Lomand Security), hosted IP solutions (phone systems), and managed IT.