OHIO811 Welcomes Frank Riegler
New liaison brings 25 years of utilities experience
(North Jackson, Ohio) OHIO811 is pleased to announce the addition of Frank Riegler to its team of Liaisons. Frank brings 25 years of experience, having recently retired from AT&T. Frank spent most of his time at AT&T overseeing field technicians’ safety in multiple states.
Frank is the new liaison overseeing OHIO811 activities in the central part of the state, including the Columbus area.
Frank grew up on the west side of Cincinnati. After graduating from St. Xavier High School, Frank attended Xavier University. From there, he began his career with The Home City Ice Co. as Sales Area Manager, then General Manager of the Columbus Ohio division in 1986. In 1998 Frank joined AT&T as the Area Manager for the Central Ohio Payphone division.
“We still had a lot of payphones then,” said Frank. “Once those started disappearing though, they went away quickly.”
Frank worked various jobs in multiple divisions throughout his career with AT&T. When he decided to step back, he oversaw more than 600 field technicians’ safety in the Ohio region.
Married 41 years, Frank and his wife have four children and seven grandchildren. His family has lived in Dublin since 1986.
“I retired, then three months later I was somewhat bored,” Frank recalls. “I still wanted to make a difference. It was at that moment that this opportunity came along, and I thought, ‘that sounds like fun.’”
“So far, it has been fun and fulfilling. I get to use my experience to help make Ohio a safe place to dig for everyone.”
When not in the field, you will most likely find Frank on his boat or in his backyard tending to his smoker and spending time with his wife and family.
OHIO811, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1972, serves as the communication link between those who have a need to excavate and the over 1,600 OHIO811 member utilities who own, operate and/or maintain the critical network of buried utility facilities across the state of Ohio. More information about OHIO811 is available at https://www.oups.org