WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that Erich Sanchack will join the company as senior vice president of federal sales effective Nov. 1. He succeeds Tim Meehan, who will now serve as CenturyLink's vice president of managed services sales and support. Sanchack and Meehan will report to Dean Douglas, CenturyLink's president of sales and marketing.
Sanchack joins CenturyLink with more than 20 years of industry experience and after more than 12 years with Lockheed Martin, where he served as vice president of competitive enhancements and, prior to that, as vice president of information technology services for Lockheed's Information Systems & Global Solutions defense business.
As a former U.S. Marine Corps finance officer, Sanchack started his private sector career with Tetra Pak Inc. in Denton, Texas.
Sanchack is a member of the board of directors for the American Heart Association for Greater Washington Region, serves on the advisory council for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and serves on the Armed Services Council for the Union League of Philadelphia.
He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
"I'm excited to welcome Erich to CenturyLink as we focus on growing our business as a trusted and primary IT partner of the federal government," Douglas said. "He brings more than 20 years of strong public and private sector IT experience that will help us build and implement technology solutions that meet agencies' needs."
"I look forward to leading CenturyLink's federal government team as their core competencies and service offerings align directly with federal agencies' mission-critical IT needs," Sanchack said.
By supplying colocation, managed hosting and IT services over its carrier-class network, CenturyLink provides government agencies with the security and reliability they need to carry out their important missions.
CenturyLink is ranked No. 34 on Washington Technology's 2016 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors.
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.
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