Management Team


Mike Mansfield - President & Owner
Mike Mansfield
President & Owner

Michael Mansfield has been in the communications field since the 1980s. In 1992, with telecommunications deregulations well underway and offering many opportunities, he established Fiber-Tel Contractors, Inc. Michael Mansfield steered his first company to nationwide success, then in 2000 he diversified to offer clients more turnkey telecommunication services including underground fiber cable placement (cable jetting), FTTH and FTTP cutover services in 2004, data cabling (Premise Wiring), and in 2020 he added an aerial cable placement division. 

Russ McNulty - Splicing Manager/Quality Control
Russ McNulty
Splicing Manager/Quality Control

Splicing Manager, Russ McNulty, oversees the company's fiber optic cable splicing operations and monitors quality control. A native Arkansan, Russ joined the Fiber-Tel team in October 1993. With decades of fiber cable splicing experience, Russ has the knowledge and expertise to ensure our customer's jobs are completed to Fiber-Tel's exacting standards.

Terry Smith.png

Terry Smith is the Aerial Cable Placement Manager for Fiber-Tel. Terry joined our team in 2020 and brings over 34 years of experience in aerial fiber and coaxial construction, mostly in the cable tv industry and later on in telephone and rural electric cooperative properties. Terry's many years of aerial construction experience brings a wealth of expertise to our organization and is an asset to our team.

Steve Judd - Cable Placement Supervisor
Steve Judd
Cable Placement Manager

Steve Judd is the Underground Fiber Placement Manager for Fiber-Tel. Originally from Oklahoma; Steve joined the Fiber-Tel team in March 2004. Steve's duties include securing fiber placement jobs and managing fiber placement crews. Prior to joining Fiber-Tel, Steve worked coast to coast for pipeline and fiber optic contractors. Steve's many years of experience with placement management is an asset to Fiber-Tel and our crews.