Harvey takes helm of Central Scott Telephone, CS Technologies

Mark Harvey

ELDRIDGE – Mark Harvey, a telecommunications veteran, is returning to his roots here but in a new position as president and CEO of LICT’s Central Scott Telephone/Eldridge & CS Technologies. 

LICT Corp. announced that Mr. Harvey was selected to lead the Quad Cities area companies. The move brings his career full circle back to Central Scott where he began in 1994 as an installation repair technician. 

The Rye, New York-based LICT is a holding company with subsidiaries in broadband and telecommunications services including Central Scott and CS Technologies. 

In a news release last week, LICT said Mr. Harvey has a proven track record with substantial operating and executive expertise in the communications and broadband industries.

“We are delighted that Mark is joining us to help lead our efforts in offering exceptional service to the communities served by Central Scott and CS Technologies, Inc. and those we plan to serve in the future in Iowa and beyond,” Mario Gabelli, chairman and CEO of LICT’s board. “Mark has deep roots in the community and is committed to serving our customers’ needs and expanding our footprint in the surrounding areas.”

After working nearly a decade at Central Scott Telephone Company, Mr. Harvey left the company in 2003 to become general manager of Grand Mound Telephone Association until 2007. He has been the general manager of Mi-Fiber starting in August 2018, and the CEO and general manager of Farmer’s Cooperative Telephone Company from 2007-2018. Under a management contract, Mr. Harvey also was general manager of Clarence Telephone Company, and Palo Cooperative Telephone association, while employed with Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company.

Mr. Harvey currently serves as vice chairman of Aureon (formerly INS/Iowa Network Services) and has held leadership roles in the Iowa Communications Alliance and the National Telephone Cooperative Association among others.

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