We wanted to make sure we shared the news here, in case you missed the official press release yesterday: our president and CEO Dave Wittwer, after 10 years in the role, will be retiring.
Jim Butman, our current chief operating officer, will be taking over effective January 1, 2018. Dave will gradually transition his duties to Jim through the remainder of the year.
Of course, in this case, “transition” is relative. Not only is Jim the COO, he and Dave have been coworkers for 32 years! Dave joined TDS 1983 and Jim started with our company just two years later.
In a day and age when companies so often bring in outside talent, we have to say we’re pretty proud this is the second time in a row we’ve found the right leader within our doors.