TDS Telecom announces new Vice President of Construction and Service Enablement

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Middleton, Wis. resident Jeff Mand as Vice President of Construction and Service Enablement. Mand now leads TDS Telecom’s internal construction teams and is responsible for centralized customer enablement functions.

Since joining TDS Telecom as a network engineer in 1999, Mand has gained a wealth of knowledge in network engineering, capacity planning, centralized network operations, field operations, and field services. Mand has displayed strong leadership abilities across the planning and operations teams, most recently as the director of New Market Implementation. In that position, he was responsible for the strategic vision and execution of the implementation, support, and ongoing maintenance functions for all Out of Territory (OOT) network operations.

“Our internal construction crews continue to play a crucial role as we expand our fiber network,” said Shane West, Senior Vice President of Network Services and incoming Chief Operating Officer. “I am confident Jeff will do an excellent job leading an important aspect of our business.”

“TDS has been exceptional to me and my family over the years, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work alongside this wonderful group of associates in our Customer and Enablement teams,” said Mand.

Mand earned an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Jeff is a distinguished United States Army veteran. During his remarkable 11-year career with the Wisconsin Army National Guard, he was a Ranger qualified infantry officer who received the Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Army Commendation Medal.

Mand assumes his new position Dec. 31.

Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Manager of Communications | TDS Telecom | 414-326-3588 |

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

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