EXETER, R.I., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carousel Industries, a leader in data networks, voice & visual communications announced it has hired Daniel Edwards as Vice President of Marketing. An industry veteran with over a decade of experience in the unified communications and audio/visual conferencing industry, Edwards will be tasked with developing a marketing communications strategy as Carousel expands its business into the managed services and the unified communications market.
Edwards joins Carousel from BT Conferencing, where he was VP of Marketing and responsible for all marketing activities globally, covering the US, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America markets. In this role he was responsible for market and competitor research, strategic planning, brand strategy, PR, customer acquisition and cross-sell/up-sell activities. Prior roles at BT included Head of Strategy & Insight, and Director of Strategy & Business Development.
According to Marc Beattie, Partner & Sr. Analyst at Wainhouse Research, Daniel will be an excellent addition for Carousel Industries given their growing market, especially in the UC, visual collaboration and managed services areas. "I've worked with Daniel for many years and I believe his extensive knowledge of this market and experience working with a global leader in Unified Collaboration and Managed Services will be a tremendous asset to Carousel," said Marc. "Carousel is rapidly growing in areas like video conferencing, integrated collaboration solutions and managed services, and adding an experienced professional like Daniel will take their marketing & communications to the next level."
Prior to BT Conferencing, Edwards held a number of account management roles in the advertising industry, working for advertising agencies like Kelliher Samets Volk, Ammirati Puris Lintas, D'Arcy and Bozell Worldwide. Combined, Edwards has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, communications and advertising roles.
In his new role at Carousel, Edwards will be responsible for managing all marketing functions to help the company achieve its sales, growth and profit objectives. He will be also be leading the effort to better enable the sales organization and strengthen Carousel's market position as a leading systems integrator and an innovator in unified communications.
Carousel Industries consults, integrates and manages technology solutions that solve business problems and contribute to your organizations' growth. This includes unified communications, managed services, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions.
Today we have over 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we've been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 seven times. Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 1,000 employees working from offices in 30 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit http://www.carouselindustries.com
SOURCE Carousel Industries