Mayor-President Joel Robideaux has appointed Teles Fremin as Interim Director of LUS Fiber until a permanent Director is named. Since the start of the new fiscal year on Nov. 1, LUS Fiber has been recognized as a separate entity from Lafayette Utilities System (LUS), and with this appointment, Fremin is the first Director of LUS Fiber. Prior to this year, the same director managed both LUS and LUS Fiber.

Fremin joined LUS more than 17 years ago and has worked in various roles throughout her career with LUS and LUS Fiber. In her most recent role, she was responsible for leading the LUS Fiber engineering and business staff, guiding product development and overseeing day-to-day operations.

“LUS Fiber is an incredibly important community asset that has earned Lafayette the title of ‘Fastest Internet in the World.’ That reputation is responsible for attracting new businesses and the next generation of workers, which in turn bolsters and further diversifies our economy. As we look to the future of LUS Fiber, it’s reassuring to have Teles’ experience and passion at the helm,” Robideaux expressed.

While at LUS, Fremin was involved with the LUS Fiber project from its inception and worked alongside then-Director Terry Huval on the initiative to make LUS Fiber available to the residents of Lafayette. She played an integral part in building the project into a profitable business. In 2010, Fremin became LUS Fiber’s Chief Engineer.

Fremin stated, “While I am excited to be named the first Interim Director of LUS Fiber, I am most proud of LUS Fiber receiving recognition as an independent department within LCG. It’s a testament to our continuous growth, financial success and most importantly, the strength of our organization and employees.”

A native of New Iberia, LA, Fremin holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

(Press Release submitted to KPEL News)