PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Products and Services (SPS), a unified communications systems integrator and managed service provider, today announced that Thomas M. Praschak will join the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Based at SPS headquarters in Parsippany, NJ, Praschak will assume his new role on December 30, 2013.
SPS specializes in design, installation and support of unified communications and collaboration applications, including video, mobility, infrastructure, bridging, contact center, and the associated managed and cloud-based services.
As a member of the SPS executive leadership team, Praschak will lead the Managed Services and Operations organizations, Professional Services, as well as the Chief Technology Office and the Centralized Services groups. He will drive business transformation by growing the SPS services business and streamlining processes to provide a scalable structure to better serve customers and support future growth.
"SPS is refining our business processes and operations to improve efficiencies, better serve customers, and grow our managed services business," said John Poole, SPS president and CEO. "In addition to growing our managed service offers and cloud-based delivery, Tom will be instrumental in developing emerging competencies to expand the vendor relationships, products, applications, and delivery methods that enable SPS to support each client's evolving collaborative focus. We are positioning SPS for future growth and are proud to welcome Tom to this key leadership role."
Prior to joining SPS, Praschak served as vice president, service operations for Dimension Data where 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, general manager 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.
Strategic Products and Services (SPS) is a global, multi-vendor systems integrator of business communication solutions, with over 20 years of profitable growth and offices in more than 30 North American cities. As a specialized systems integrator, 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 (Premier), Microsoft (Gold), Polycom, NICE and HP. 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 and recognition from its strategic partners, including being named Avaya Partner of the Year for 2012. For the past six consecutive years, SPS has risen annually in the top 300 of CRN's annual Solution Provider 500 (formerly VAR500), a listing of the largest information technology solution providers, integrators, and service companies in North America – most recently placing at 104 on the 2013 list. SPS was recognized multiple years by Everything Channel on the CRN Fast Growth 100 list. Visit www.spscom.com to learn more.
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