Santel Communications adds MTI graduates to staff

Santel Communications is pleased to announce the staff addition of Kyle Tanke and Scott Beekman.


Tanke joins Santel’s support team as a network technician primarily working with core networks related to voice, video and data services. Previously, Tanke worked as a summer intern for Santel while a student at Mitchell Technical Institute.
He graduated from MTI in the satellite communications program with high honors, was a member of the President’s List and received the “Just Peachy” Award, given to one student from MTI who displayed high morale, while setting an example for others.
Before MTI, Tanke served four years as a Marine. He served three years in Cherry Point, NC, 11 months fighting the war on terrorism in Iraq, and was honorably discharged as a sergeant. Kyle and his wife, Leslie, have one daughter.
Scott Beekman leads the network construction efforts for Santel. His responsibilities include  placing


copper and fiber optic network cable to customer sites. His previous employment includes splicing fiber for nine years for various companies in the Midwest.
Beekman is a graduate of MTI’s telecommunications program. He and his wife, Sovanna, have a daughter and the Beekman family enjoys camping and riding motorcycles. Beekman is a member of the Woonsocket Fire Department and is involved with the Woonsocket After-School Program.

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