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Citadel announces leadership changes

Jim Oehlerking

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Citadel Pacific Ltd. has announced a leadership revamp as part of its strategic realignment and expansion.

Effective January,  Jim Oehlerking, IT&E's CEO, will transition to a key role, leveraging his expertise as chief technology officer at Citadel Data Centers, the newest addition to the Citadel portfolio of companies. 

David Gibson

Citadel Data Centers will strategically deliver reliable and secure data storage and bring computing power closer to the user. The latest Tier 3 platform designs offer low-latency, secure, and seamless connections across our carrier and cloud-neutral, energy-efficient facilities, bridging gaps across Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing emerging markets.


Since 2015, Oehlerking has been an integral part of IT&E’s success, serving as CEO. Under his leadership IT&E has continued to expand and upgrade its cellular, internet, and Enterprise/IT service offerings across Guam and CNMI, with a planned 2024 Q1 launch of high speed 5G.

In his new role as the CTO of Citadel Data Centers, Oehlerking will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to oversee and drive the evolution and development of our best-in-class data centers.


David Gibson will succeed Oehlerking as the new CEO of IT&E. 


Gibson has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry as a seasoned leader and strategist.  He comes to IT&E from Commnet Broadband, where he served as Chief Revenue Officer. His previous roles include President of Locke Hill Advisors, Senior Vice President - Carrier & Wholesale Sales of First Light Fiber, and Vice President – Business Development of BayRing Communications, and more. His community involvement includes School Board Chairperson for the Barrington, New Hampshire School District. Gibson holds a BS from the University of New Hampshire.


“As we continue on this exciting journey, our commitment to our valued customers and the communities we serve remains unwavering. Under Jim and David’s guidance, we pledge to continue delivering cutting-edge telecommunications solutions while fostering community engagement initiatives," said Jim Beighley, CPL Pacific CEO and head of strategy, mergers and acquisitions.

"We are confident that this leadership change will not only enhance our company's standing in the industry but also strengthen our bonds with the people and places we proudly connect,” he added.


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