Kevin Kane, senior project manager for PS LIGHTWAVE, was recently selected to head the five-member PS LIGHTWAVE project management group. “With his project experience, especially dealing with carriers and carrier backhaul, he is bringing that knowledge to coach and manage new project managers to handle our growth,” said David Caddle, PS LIGHTWAVE CRO.
Kevin began his telecommunications career in 2001, assisting with aerial construction before switching over to the outside plant permitting group. “My job was to find the best, most easily constructed route while collecting permitting data,” Kevin said. He gained valuable knowledge of the importance of quality control and accurate site surveys as an assistant project supervisor.
In 2006, he approached David Caddle for a project manager position. “I knew I was the right candidate for the job,” Kevin said.
Today, Kevin Kane manages 670 jobs, which are distributed among PS LIGHTWAVE’s five project managers. He spends 15-30 minutes each morning meeting with newer project managers and about an hour a week with the seasoned portion of the team.
“Each project manager has a project plan and tasks are broken down each week. We meet to discuss each project on the schedule, and Ana Cruz keeps everything on track by compiling the information as a weekly summary,” Kevin said. “By determining where the obstacles are and tackling those obstacles, we keep things moving forward.”
Each project manager is required to provide a weekly status report to customers. “Those weekly status reports for customers really differentiate us from other providers,” Kevin said.