HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals ("SmartSource Rentals," Hauppauge, NY, www.smartsourcerentals.com), one of the nation's leading providers of computer, audio visual (AV) and technology rental solutions and services, announced today that Stephen Rupolo, CPA the company's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will move to a newly-created position as Vice President – Product Strategy. The position is considered to be an essential part of the company's Strategic Plan. Rupolo, who has been with the company since 1987, has extensive experience in product development and innovation.
In a statement to the company, Peter Handal, President and CEO, stated that, "One of the key elements in our continued success will be the way we approach our product, our pricing and our asset management. Steve Rupolo will assume full responsibility for a new and vital department that will leverage what we currently do and position the organization for continued product innovation and profitable growth. With the assistance of new and existing organizational resources, Steve's new role will focus on assuring we have the right products available for our clients, further expanding our relationships with current and new suppliers." Handal added, "Steve is an integral member of our Executive Team and will assist in the transition of a new CFO, who will be announced January 2016."
Since joining SmartSource Rentals as the Corporate Controller in 1987, Rupolo has been a major contributor to the company's growth. His contributions resulted in two key promotions. In 1996, he was named Vice President and in 2004, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In addition to his CFO responsibilities, Rupolo was charged with identifying and analyzing acquisition candidates and leading the due diligence process for the Company's 15 acquisitions, making SmartSource the national player it is today. Through his entire career at SmartSource Rentals, he has been actively involved in discussions regarding new product lines and enhancements that would advance the company's broader identity as the trusted experts in technology solutions for businesses and events.
In accepting the position as Vice President – Product Strategy, Rupolo commented, "I am truly excited about the challenges and opportunities that come with this new role. I look forward to helping SmartSource continue its long track record of success by building a team focused on the needs of customers spanning a diverse group of channels and segments, from meeting and event planners to the IT professionals in the entertainment, financial and legal industries, to name a few."
Rupolo began his accounting career at Deloitte & Touche, where he also earned his CPA. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University. Rupolo resides in Babylon, NY.
About SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals
SmartSource Rentals is regarded as the trusted expert in technology solutions for businesses and events and maintains the largest national footprint in the computer and audio visual rental space. SmartSource is widely recognized for its breadth and depth of offerings and seamless systems integration for even the most complex temporary installations. By leveraging high performance IT, AV, and the latest interactive technologies, SmartSource helps marketers effectively convey and distill their brand messages with optimum, impactful impressions. SmartSource Rentals has fully-staffed and equipped branch offices in 23 major metropolitan markets. Founded in 1984 as Rent-a-PC, the company was the pioneer market maker in technology rentals. For more information, visit: www.smartsourcerentals.com or call: 800-888-8686.
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