Chief Executive of Officer
Scott has been CEO of De Long Industries Group, Inc. since its
inception late in 1998, the company continues to use the trade name Public
Telephone. From 1990 to 1998 he was CEO of Public Access Communications, Inc.
this sold to Pacific Coin and the William Simon Group early in 1998. The
new company also branded as Public Telephone was developed with a unique suite
of services designed for the healthcare industry, and the company has
branched out into Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity, and have quickly
become the leading experts in recovering telecommunications from outages,
either man made or natural disasters.
Mr. De Long has been active in industry trade associations for
several years acting as a member of the Board of the California Payphone Association
(CPA) as well as the American Public Communications Council (APCC). He was
chairman of both boards during his tenure.A founding member of of the American
Public Communications Council Services, this is the for profit division of the
APCC, Mr. De Long held a position on the board of that organization until he
elected to resign the post in 2010. He has written articles published in
industry periodicals and has frequently been asked to speak at industry
Scott earned his Associates degree from Santa Ana College his
Bachelors of Arts from Brigham Young University, and has attended the
University of California, Berkeley earning a certificate in their Executive
Leadership program, at the prestigious Haas School of Business.
While at Santa Ana College, he was captain and MVP of their
baseball team and still holds records for stolen bases for both single season
and career. At BYU, he was also captain, and earned the prestigious Cameron
Tuckett Award and national recognition for his play in the field. He has
coached baseball at both the college level (Santa Ana College) and high school
level (Fountain Valley High School).
As CEO of Public Telephone his role is to set the vision for the
company, and insure its implementation. He developed our Suite of Services
concept and recently, he has enacted a program called University of Public
Telephone, which is a growth program for the employees of the company.
This program is designed with Positive Thinking, Success, Mental
Toughness, Ethics, Management, Leadership, and Additional Business Topics, as
the basis of its General Education program. Each participating Employee
can choose from Finance, Operations or Sales as a Major. Special
attention is made towards Leadership and Management for select employees.
He is married to his wife Cheryl, who is a customer service
representative with the company, and has 6 children, 3 of which are also
employed at the firm.
Watch a sit down interview with Scott De Long