Verizon Wireless Appoints Mariano Legaz President Of Florida Region

     Verizon Wireless Appoints Mariano Legaz President Of Florida Region

PR Newswire

TAMPA, Fla., July 12, 2013

TAMPA, Fla., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Technology-industry veteran Mariano
Legaz has been appointed Florida region president for Verizon Wireless, the
nation's largest wireless company.

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Legaz will lead one of Verizon's biggest and most populous regions, with 80+
company-owned retail stores, numerous corporate offices, a customer-service
call center in Tampa, more than 2,500 employees and network infrastructure
located across the state.

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and offers a
broad array of the most advanced 4G LTE devices and technologies for
consumers, businesses and institutional customers. In Florida, Verizon 4G LTE
covers virtually every market and already is accessible to more than nine out
of 10 Floridians where they live and/or work.

"Our collective focus will remain on offering unmatched value for wireless
customers across Florida," Legaz said. "That value begins with the quality of
the wireless products and services we provide, backed up by the
professionalism and knowledge of our people."

Legaz will lead the region from the company's Florida headquarters in Tampa.

He moves into his new position after serving as Verizon's senior vice
president-supply chain, where he managed 1,700 employees, 500 contractors and
was responsible for procuring more than $20 billion in products and services.

In that leadership role, his responsibilities included procurement, warehouse,
transportation, and investment recovery management, sustainability as well as
fleet operations. He was also responsible for supplier diversity, supplier
relationship management and other strategic supply chain initiatives designed
to achieve value, quality, productivity, compliance and efficiency.

Since joining the company nearly 18 years ago, Legaz has held key positions in
a broad range of areas, including network planning, engineering, deployment,
capital strategy, operations management, network performance, and network
capital optimization. As vice president of sourcing, he oversaw Verizon's
purchasing activities in the United States, as well as international
purchases.

A native of Argentina, Legaz joined Verizon after managing network planning
and project management for CTI Movil (now Claro), Argentina's leading wireless
company.

Legaz is active in numerous charity and civic organizations, and serves on the
board of directors for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the
Quest Forum, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and
the advisory board of Rutgers University Center for Supply Chain Management.
Diversity MBA magazine recently selected Legaz as one of the "Top 100 Under
50 Executive Leaders."

"Mariano brings a diverse and dynamic set of expertise and skills to our
Florida region," said Roger Tang, Verizon Wireless South area president. "His
hands-on leadership is going to greatly serve the company, and especially, our
customers."

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.9 million retail customers,
including 93.2 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking
Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a
joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE,
NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the
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SOURCE Verizon Wireless

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