PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Products and Services (SPS), a Unified Communications System Integrator and managed service provider, today announced Thomas M. Praschak will assume the role of SPS president. John N. Poole, who formerly served as president and chief executive officer (CEO), will continue as CEO.
SPS specializes in the design, integration and management of Unified Communication applications, including contact centers, collaboration, video, core infrastructure and voice. SPS teams with clients, providing professional services, managed services and cloud-based options to deliver exceptional results.
"This is an exciting time for our company, and I am delighted to accept my new role as president," said Praschak. "Since SPS entered the marketplace in 1988, its dedicated employees, partners and clients have helped it grow into the thriving company it is today. SPS is uniquely positioned as a Unified Communications System Integrator (UC SI) and will continue this evolution to best serve its target clients."
Prior to joining SPS as chief operating officer (COO) in 2013, Praschak served as vice president, service operations for Dimension Data. In this role, he built and managed the Americas Services Operations, a service business providing staffing, consulting, deployment, maintenance, management, cloud and outsourcing solutions. Praschak also served as vice president and general manager for converged communications and network integration. Prior to his tenure at Dimension Data, Praschak served as vice president, general manager at DecisionOne, where he led the logistics and repair business and oversaw remote services. Praschak has also held roles with Marconi, Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories.
As a specialized systems integrator, Strategic Products and Services (SPS) has design, technical and implementation depth in all aspects of infrastructure technology, roadmap planning, consulting and ongoing services for contact center, Unified Communications and private cloud solutions.
SPS maintains strategic partnerships and certifications with more than 15 key manufacturers, including Avaya (Platinum), Cisco (Gold), Microsoft (Gold), Polycom, NICE and VMware. With the competencies gained through these partnerships, SPS provides a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio of products, applications, managed services and cloud-based solutions to support enterprises throughout North America.
SPS has earned numerous awards from its strategic partners. Most recently, it was named NICE Business Partner of the Year for sales performance and recognized with two Polycom awards: "Circle of Excellence Partner" and "Service Partner of the Year." For the past nine consecutive years, SPS has risen annually in the top 300 of CRN's annual Solution Provider 500, a listing of the largest information technology solution providers, integrators and service companies in North America – most recently placing at 74 on the 2015 list. SPS has also been recognized over multiple years on the CRN MSP Elite 150 and Fast Growth 100 lists. Visit www.spscom.com to learn more.
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