As network operations manager for OARnet, Gary Goettel ensures the daily performance and availability of OARnet’s network, including technical oversight of all hardware, software, communication links and monitoring programs. He leads a technical operations team, including the Support Center, and provides consultation to OARnet clients. Goettel assisted in the design and management of OARnet’s statewide 100 Gbps broadband network.
Goettel previously worked for the Office of the Chief Information Officer at The Ohio State University where he served as the project manager for design, installation and approval of the conduit system for Ohio State’s hospital expansion project before coming to OARnet as an optical engineer in 2011. He possesses 16 years of experience in the telecommunications field.
Goettel holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Ohio State.