Birch Senior VP and CTO Named Finalist for the 2015 ATP Awards

Tom Stachowiak to be Honored as Technology Leader at ATP's 12th Annual Event

Aug 27, 2015, 06:00 ET from Birch Communications, Inc.

ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Birch Communications, Inc., ("Birch") a leading nationwide provider of communications, network and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses, is pleased to announce that its Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Tom Stachowiak, has been recognized as a finalist in the 2015 Atlanta Telecom Professionals (ATP) Awards in the Technology category. The award recognizes leaders at companies that create or innovate with communications technology.

Stachowiak has excelled at unifying the platforms of multiple large acquisitions for the organization.  This expertise has led to tremendous synergies, increased profitability, greater capacity and speed to develop new products and services.  Stachowiak's leadership in the Cloud and network space is instrumental to the advancements Birch is making to ensure its products are competitive in the ever-changing marketplace.

"I am honored to be nominated alongside so many other prolific industry leaders. The nomination is a real credit to the great effort and creativity of our entire IT department who successfully meet the aggressive objectives placed upon them," said Stachowiak. "This is an exciting moment for the Birch technology team as we continue to develop new products, expand existing products, and focus on the growth of our cloud platform and offerings."

ATP is a leading non-profit communications technology industry association in Georgia. Since its inception in 1999, ATP has helped advance the telecom and technology community through professional development and networking opportunities. ATP hosts monthly events as well as signature events such as CIO Roundtables that dig deep into the industry trends and business drivers that are changing the world of connectedness: mobility, broadband, cloud, big data, M2M, emerging platforms, and more.

"We are very pleased to have Tom as one of the finalists this year," said Steve Laufersweiler Board of Directors and Nominations Committee Lead at ATP. "Some of the brightest tech leaders in Georgia will be celebrated and we're thrilled that Birch is included in that list."

The ATP Awards Gala is widely recognized as Atlanta's premier event, where the spirit is to showcase, promote and celebrate leadership and innovation coming out of Georgia. The winners of the awards will be announced on Thursday, October 15 at the 2015 ATP Awards Gala in front of more than 600 of Georgia's most influential executives in the communications and technology community. They will gather at the Westin and Cobb Galleria in Atlanta to honor over 30 leaders for their impact in 2015 under the theme of "Unleash your Inner Entrepreneur."

About Atlanta Telecom Professionals

ATP is where IT professionals come together to connect and learn. The non-profit organization, now in its 15th year, hosts monthly events that dive deep into industry trends and business drivers that are changing the world of connectedness. Its annual awards gala, CIO roundtable, and golf tournament are recognized as premier industry events in Atlanta. For more information, visit atpconnect.org.

About Birch Communications

Birch Communications, Inc. is a leading communications, network, cloud and IT solutions provider. Recognized for exceptional customer experience, Birch delivers cost-effective solutions that assist small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses to increase their productivity. Its industry-leading product portfolio is available nationwide and includes Metro-Fiber, Metro-Ethernet, unified communications (UC), hosted phone systems, hosted data centers, and hosted file storage services. For more information, visit birch.com.

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