Staff Feature of the Month – September 2019

Name:  Matthew Machlied

Role on Project: Field Splicing Manager

My Story:  I grew up in Villa Hills, Kentucky.  Located in Northern Kentucky, I went to High School at Dixie Heights High School where I graduated in 1998.  I attended Northern Kentucky Technical College, and soon after joined the United States Air Force in March 1999.  I served nine years Active Duty Service in Communications Cable and Antenna Maintenance.  Within my service, I was blessed to be trained and mentored by some of the best in Telecommunications, from Fiber and Copper Splicing, Networking to Antenna Maintenance.  My service has sent me all over the globe from Texas, Portugal, Afghanistan, to California where I met my wife who I have my only son with.  After my nine years of service, I decided to Honorably Discharge out of the military as a Staff Sergeant for a more stable life.  I am the youngest of five siblings, and my family has always been of great importance to me. Which led my wife and I to move back to Northern Kentucky where I was employed at Cincinnati Bell.  I was at Cincinnati Bell for nine years and held many positions and roles there, from Fiber and Copper Repair Technician, Splicing, to Prequalification Technician.   Until I found Ledcor and The Kentucky Wired Project and made the move to where I am now.

Why I Joined the DBLLC:  After experiencing some of the worst and dated telecommunication services all over the Commonwealth, I wanted to be part of a team that was dedicated to build the First, State-wide Fiber Optic Network in the United States.  The opportunity to not only contribute to my fellow Kentuckians but to work and be a part of a company such as Ledcor to hone and mold my own career goals.  The past twenty months on this project has been trying, but the benefit to the State of Kentucky that this Fiber Optic Infrastructure will bring to the Commonwealth is immeasurable.

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