Mr. Ron Bayer, also known as Buddy, has been the Senior Vice President of Transport Engineering at Windstream Holdings, Inc. since June 25, 2016. Mr. Bayer joined Windstream as Vice President of Transport Engineering in September 2014. He joined Windstream Holdings from CenturyLink where he served as a Director of Transport Planning and Engineering. He previously held a variety of management and engineering positions with OnFiber Communications and MCIWorldCom. He holds a Bachelor Science in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University.