DFT Announces New Network VP

Rob Sciarrino Jr.

Rob Sciarrino Jr. has been named DFT Communications’ new vice president of network.

Born and raised in Westfield, Sciarrino came to DFT in 2009. Having started in the industry as an intern at the age of 15, Sciarrino worked his way up from the bottom; learning the complexities of telecommunications throughout the early years of broadband ADSL. He studied at the State University at Fredonia and Empire State College. Since then, he has held a number of positions at DFT Communications, including network technician, senior network engineer and network operations manager. Sciarrino’s expertise and certifications encompass a broad spectrum of telecommunication technologies such as the legacy Nortel DMS-500, Genband C15, Calix (C, E, F, B series), Adtran (ONE/DWDM, DLC), Cisco Systems (CCNA/CCNP, ONS), Ciena, Broadsoft, 3CX, Fujitsu (Flashwave) and the former Taqua Technologies.

As part of his new responsibilities, Sciarrino will be overseeing much of the day-to-day operations of the network at DFT Communications, including updated broadband delivery systems, fiber to the premise and large-scale carrier transport systems; like those provided by AT&T and Verizon.

“With fiber to the premise, we’re trying to get every individual organization set up with fiber optic or wireless technology,” Sciarrino said. “It’s part of getting us into the next generation of broadband.”

Sciarrino said he is looking to the future to help DFT maintain its place as a high-end regional telecommunications provider, a goal that can only be achieved by staying on the cutting edge of technology.

“I’m extremely excited for this opportunity,” he said. “I’m looking forward to continuing to be a part of this company and securing its growth with emerging broadband technology. I’m grateful to be trusted to help lead the charge into the future.”

Sciarrino lives in Dunkirk with his children, Mikaela, 8, and Riley, 4. After time as a fire chief, training officer, EMS captain, Sciarrino maintains an active role as a volunteer firefighter with the East Dunkirk Fire Department.