— Cheri Grainger has been named vice president of Ayres Associates’
new telecommunications division, bringing a two-decade track record
of successfully leading fiber optic and communications
organizations. Grainger is responsible for the operation of this new
division at the Eau Claire-based engineering and architecture firm,
including achieving client satisfaction and design quality standards
with utility locate crews, outside plant engineers, and utility
Grainger will be based in Ayres’ Waukesha office and oversee staff
in the Waukesha, Green Bay, and Eau Claire offices in Wisconsin and
the Cape Coral and Tampa offices
Grainger will develop an organizational structure for the division,
with an initial emphasis on new business development in an industry
where she is well-connected. The goal is market expansion in the
telecommunications, natural gas, and cable TV sectors.
“Cheri has managed complex organizations and raised what can be
commodity- level services to high-value communication solutions for
businesses,” said Rich Schoenthaler, executive vice president and
chief financial officer.
Grainger holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University
of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Ayres Associates is a multidiscipline consulting firm with more than
300 professionals in offices in Wisconsin, Florida, Colorado, and