Anthony Carty retires from TelEm Group after 23 years

POSTED: 10/19/12 11:41 AM

St. Maarten – After working for the TelEm Group of Companies for 23 years, Outside Plant Manager Anthony Carty observed Wednesday as his last day at the telecommunications company. Friends, colleagues and “mentors” paid heartfelt tributes to him on his last day of work.
According to TelEm, Carty was the “man of the moment as many of those who worked closest with him recounted stories about the sometimes harsh-talking manager.”
According to long time mentor and former TelEm Group Outside Plant Manager, Lorencio Gibs, “it’s all a question of knowing Carty well, because behind that hard exterior he is really a very kind and understanding individual.”
Similar observations and other accounts of their working experiences with Carty were expressed by other colleagues, including Vivian Hyman, Margriet Jacobs, Windell Hughes, Stanley Faneyete, Donville Hodge, Steve Simmons and Jed Carty.
Many thanked Carty for teaching them about working to very high standards with whatever resources were available at the time.
Telem’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Brian Mingo wished Carty best wishes for the future and also thanked him for his work with the company over the years.
He added that Carty had been working closely with the Commercial Department in recent months to reduce the number of Trouble Tickets and Service Orders handled within the company and should be pleased that on the day he is leaving those numbers have been greatly reduced.
Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Eldert Louisa said after 23 years in the Technical Department the departure of Carty will be a great loss to the company.
Louisa presented his outgoing Outside Plant Manager with a giant photograph of some of the Technical Operations staff upon which many of Carty’s colleagues had written their own messages of good luck and wishing him much success for the future.
Louisa explained that his own message sums up how he feels about Carty’s commitment and love for the company.
“He is leaving with the knowledge that TelEm Group is permanently implanted into his DNA,” he said.
An emotional Anthony Carty clearly enjoyed the moment with his colleagues and thanked everyone present and not present from the bottom of his heart for making his 23 years in TelEm Group, “special.” He recognized that he may not have been the most agreeable at times, however, on most occasions, it was all well-meant. He took time to embrace the guest speakers who paid tribute to him and especially those who worked closest to him.
“I am not leaving the island, I will be here and my door will continue to be open to you all and to TelEm,” Carty said.
Carty received a complimentary parting gift from Management and Staff along with his signed photograph, which he says he will cherish for life. He also had the honor of cutting two cakes that he shared with staff.

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