Carousel Industries, a unified communications (UC) and data networking VAR, started off the new year with several key executive appointments.
The Rhode Island-based VAR said it chose the seven new hires to help push the company toward a systems integrator business model.
“These appointments dramatically strengthen the power of our leadership team, positioning Carousel for success as we continue to expand our services and solutions offerings,” said Jeff Gardner, Carousel CEO, in a press release. “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.”
To that end, Dan Whalen now is vice president of engineering he was Carousels engineering director; Tom Belliveau, former director of implementation services, has become vice president of professional services; Jay Jamison, who was Carousels global account services director, has been name vice president of global services; Deb Ricci, previously Carousels customer service director, now is vice president of customer service; Bill Annino, who is new to Carousel, has taken over as vice president of data services; Michael Ciano, who joined Carousel with the TriNET Systems acquisition, has been hired as vice president of managed services; and Kelly Harmon, also from TriNET, has been named vice president of marketing.
Many of the executives boast hardcore telecom backgrounds, having worked at the old AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Avaya, among other companies. Combined, the seven executives boast more than 130 years of experience in telecom, UC and VoIP, IT infrastructure and data networking, Carousel said.
Carousel, founded in 1992, holds top partner status and certification with tech companies including Avaya, Juniper Networks, Extreme Networks and Microsoft.