EXETER, R.I., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carousel Industries, a leader in data networking, infrastructure and converged communications announced today that it has acquired TAC Centre, a leading provider of Nortel communications solutions headquartered in Westwood, MA. The acquisition brings a strong base of Nortel customers into the Carousel fold, including a high concentration of healthcare and higher education customers across the nation. The acquisition also brings a number of senior engineers; all certified on a variety of technologies including Nortel, Microsoft, Cisco, and Adtran. Michael Judge, President and CEO of TAC Centre will join Carousel as Director of Nortel Solutions.
"This acquisition is particularly exciting for us because of the Nortel experience the TAC team brings to Carousel," commented Jeff Gardner, Chief Executive Officer at Carousel Industries. "We have many customers with a blend of Avaya and Nortel products in their infrastructure. The acquisition of TAC Centre allows us to continue enhancing our delivery of Nortel support and services to our customers as they begin to migrate to the Avaya platform," concluded Gardner.
"I'm very pleased with the acquisition," said Michael Judge, President and CEO of TAC Centre. "Not only do we bring a valuable resource to Carousel with our Nortel experience, our customer base can rest assured that they will have the support of one of Avaya's top business partners as they begin their migration to the Avaya platform."
Carousel Industries designs, delivers and supports technology solutions that become the foundation of our clients' businesses. This includes unified communications, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions. Since Carousel was founded in 1992 we've grown an average of 30% - 50% per year with estimated 2010 revenues of well over $225 million. Today we have over 8,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by VAR Magazine and CRN Magazine as one of the top technology integrators in the US and has been listed in the Inc. 500 five times.
Carousel holds top partner status and certification with many leading technology companies including Avaya, Juniper Networks, Extreme Networks and Microsoft. These certifications are only given to business partners who have met rigorous requirements for converged voice and data, technical expertise, and customer satisfaction. These distinctions are a direct result of the talent, dedication, and commitment of the Carousel team including pre-sales engineering, project management, post-sales support, account management, and training. Our technical team has over 250 service technicians deployed across the country, serving the needs of our customers nationwide.
Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 800 employees working from offices in 17 locations across the US. For more information visit www.carouselindustries.com