EXETER, R.I., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Further solidifying its market leadership as the premier technology integrator for data networking and unified communications, Carousel Industries today announced several key executive appointments.
The executive appointments are specifically designed to further drive Carousel's strategic direction into systems integration solutions. The seven new executives bring more than 130 years of combined experience to Carousel – with expertise in telecommunications, unified communications, IT infrastructure and data networking.
"These appointments dramatically strengthen the power of our leadership team —positioning Carousel for success as we continue to expand our services and solutions offerings," commented Jeff Gardner, Chief Executive Officer for Carousel Industries. "Despite the challenging economy, Carousel continues to enjoy unprecedented growth in all aspects of our business. These executive changes will ensure we maintain and expand our market share without sacrificing quality and delivery."
As part of the newly expanded team, Dan Whalen has been named Vice President of Engineering. Previously Director of Engineering at Carousel, Whalen has worked in the communications industry for more than 25 years. Prior to Carousel, Whalen held both sales and technical positions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies.
Named Vice President of Professional Services, Tom Belliveau was previously Director of Implementation Services at Carousel. Belliveau will be responsible all aspects of project management and "Day One" deployment activities for customer projects. Tom has 16 years of experience working in the telecommunications industry, and before joining Carousel worked in operations and project management for such companies as Farmstead Telephone Group, Lucent Technologies, and Expanets of North America.
Formerly Director of Global Account Services at Carousel, Jay Jamison has now been named Vice President of Global Services. With more than 17-years' experience in the telecommunications field, Jamison will be responsible for all field operations and Carousel's "Premier One" customer accounts. Prior to joining the Carousel team, Jamison held positions at Avaya, Lucent Technologies, Williams Communications and New York Telephone.
Strengthening its customer service team, Carousel has named Deb Ricci Vice President of Customer Service. Previously, Ricci served as Carousel's Director of Customer Service. Deb will be responsible for the delivery of Customer Service, the Network Operations Center (NOC) and Maintenance On-boarding. Deb has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, holding various Service and Provisioning positions while employed at Avaya, Lucent Technologies and AT&T.
In his new role as Vice president of Data Services, Bill Annino will be responsible for operations and sales support for this group, which handles all products related to Carousel's power business, wireless, security and core routing and switching business. Prior to Carousel, Annino held positions at Cabletron Systems and SyNet Inc. Annino has 15 years experience in the telecommunications industry and holds degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI.
Named Vice President of Managed Services, Michael Ciano joined Carousel Industries with the company's acquisition of TriNET Systems, where he served as the company's CIO and VP of Global Services. Prior to TriNET, Ciano was the senior director of enterprise network services and the IT security officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Ciano graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a BS in Systems Engineering and attended Babson School of Management.
With more than 20-year's experience in technology marketing, Kelly Harman now joins Carousel as Vice President of Marketing. Harman comes to Carousel as part of the company's acquisition of TriNET Systems, where she also served as Vice President of Marketing. Harman has held senior marketing positions with industry leaders and emerging companies in the telecommunications, video conferencing, and technology outsourcing industries.
"Together these individuals bring outstanding leadership skills, business acumen, and operational excellence to Carousel Industries," said James Marsh, Senior Vice President at Carousel Industries. "As part of the leadership team they will ensure that we continue to deliver on Carousel's promise to our customers - integrating the best applications from the best technology providers into solutions that will create a competitive advantage for our clients."
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 we've 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