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Ron “Buddy” Bayer

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Ron “Buddy” Bayer, Chief Network Officer

Ron “Buddy” Bayer is chief network officer for Windstream. He is responsible for network engineering, architecture, network operations and capital investment for the company as well as wholesale sales and operations. He was previously senior vice president of transport engineering, overseeing Windstream’s long-haul, regional and metro networks; inside plant facilities, and fiber deployment.


Bayer joined Windstream in September 2014 from CenturyLink, where he was director of transport planning and engineering. He had previously held a variety of management and engineering positions with OnFiber Communications and MCIWorldCom.


Bayer holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University.