BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalon Technologies, Inc., a leading IT engineering and services firm, announced the appointment of Mark Horan as Chief Executive Officer. A 35-year industry veteran and former Dell executive, Horan most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Dell's Preferred Accounts division for commercial and public sector customers.
"Mark has worked at the highest levels of the IT industry and his expertise, relationships, and stellar reputation as a customer advocate will have an immediate impact at Avalon," said Brian Flynn, Avalon founder. "Avalon has strict focus on customer service. Our team consists of highly professional, certified IT engineers who care deeply about our customers. This collaboration with Mark will extend Avalon's reach and build on our already strong and stable foundation. We are thrilled to have him on our team."
In his new role, Horan will leverage his vast experience to optimize Avalon's market strategies. "I'm here with Avalon precisely because it is a strong company with a great reputation. I see an incredible growth opportunity, and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to create the strategy and drive it forward," said Horan.
"Dell already had a dominant position in the data center and end-user computing environment, and now with the pending EMC partnership, has created a true global IT powerhouse offering comprehensive end-to-end solutions," said Horan. "Avalon is a leading solutions provider in its own right, with creative IT professionals who excel at designing and engineering complex data center environments. The combination of Avalon's technical proficiency backed by Dell's expanded product portfolio creates almost limitless possibilities."
At Dell, Horan led a nationwide team of sales professionals responsible for commercial and public sector accounts in both direct and channel-led capacities. Horan is recognized as an IT expert in education, state, and local government marketplace, as well as commercial business segments. Additionally, he led Dell's Advanced Systems Group, focused on providing data center and storage solutions. During this time, Dell was recognized as the fastest growing storage company in the industry. Prior to his career at Dell, Horan spent 15 years at IBM in various sales and marketing positions.
In the near term, Horan plans to expand the Avalon sales and technical teams, as well as its geographic coverage, while driving further into specialized industries like education, health care and commercial enterprises. Meanwhile, Horan sees opportunities to provide a range of solutions both inside and outside the data center environment.
Avalon (www.AvalonTech.net) works with a wide range of clients in the health care, manufacturing, entertainment, financial services, education, and public sectors. Avalon is certified as 'Premier' in the Dell PartnerDirect program, the highest recognition that Dell offers. This prestigious certification recognizes Avalon's deep experience and past performance working with clients to design, purchase, and deploy the right technology with the highest possible level of customer satisfaction.
Founded in 2002, Avalon is an active member of the communities in which it operates and a strong supporter of local charities.
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SOURCE Avalon Technologies, Inc.