Nortex Communications (Nortex) announces Joey Anderson as the new CEO/General Manager. Mr. Anderson will now be responsible for planning and directing all Nortex lines of business accountable to the Board of Directors. The CEO position was previously held by Alvin Fuhrman for 56 of his 67 years of service with the company. Mr. Fuhrman will continue to provide his leadership to the board and company as Executive Chairman, Gracie Fuhrman continues as the Director of Administration and Alan Rohmer remains Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Anderson joined Nortex Communications in 1998 as Marketing Manager. Since that time, he has held various positions within the company and was appointed Chief Operations Officer at the untimely death of then COO, Gene Fuhrman. He is directing many of the day-to-day operations of the company including Plant and Engineering, IT, Customer Service, Billing and Marketing.
During his tenure with Nortex, Mr. Anderson, along with the executive leadership, are most proud of helping to unify the company under one corporate name, modernizing internal operations including billing and engineering systems, deploying broadband services throughout the service area, guiding the creation of a cohesive strategic plan, and leading the company through great technological change.
Mr. Anderson is also a Board Member and Past Chair of the Texas Telephone Association (TTA) and over the years, has served on various industry committees. This last year, Mr. Anderson was awarded TTA’s highest honor, the Neville Haynes Award. Locally, he has served as a two-term Mayor of Muenster and a member of the City Council for many years. He also volunteers with both church and civic organizations.
Mr. Anderson graduated with a Bachelor and Master’s degree from Texas A&M University. Prior to working for Nortex, Mr. Anderson held positions in healthcare strategic planning for companies in Nashville, Tennessee and Temple, Texas. He has been married for 28 years, is the father of two grown daughters, a ten-year old son, and also has two granddaughters.
Mr. Anderson says, “It has been a pleasure to enjoy both small town life combined with a high tech industry. Nortex and the Fuhrman family have given much to the communities we serve, and I want to further that tradition through a great group of employees.”
Mr. Fuhrman adds, “After over 67 years, I want to continue to be involved in guiding the company; however, I feel the management team led by Joey as CEO and Alan as CFO will be capable of continuing our vision.”
Nortex currently employs 46 people bringing advanced telecommunications services to large and small business, schools, hospitals, and residential customers across Cooke and into Denton, Grayson, and Montague counties.