Exeter, RI, USA (May 15, 2012) — Carousel Industries, a leader in data networking and converged communications, announced that it has appointed three senior technology industry veterans to lead its video and A/V integration, managed services and engineering operational units.
Patrick Britton joins Carousel as vice president of video and A/V integration, and will be responsible for the service and delivery of Carousel’s industry leading video and A/V solutions. Michael Fitch has joined Carousel as vice president of managed and Premier One services, where he will be responsible for Carousel’s services delivery component. Nick Kolintzas, meanwhile, comes to Carousel as vice president of engineering operations, and will be tasked with driving innovation and process improvements across Carousel’s pre-sales engineering teams.
“Patrick, Michael and Nick have over 50 years of combined experience in the technology sector, and each bring unique skills that will help drive Carousel’s excellence in operations and customer service,” said Jeff Gardner, CEO, Carousel Industries. “I’m pleased to welcome them to the Carousel team and look forward to their contributions in making our A/V, managed services and engineering teams even stronger.”
Videoconferencing and A/V integration is among the largest growing business segments for Carousel. Britton’s focus will be on the integration side, where he brings 15 years of experience in project management, engineering, system design and sales. Prior to joining Carousel, he was general manager for the Mid Atlantic Group of integrator AVI-SPL. Britton has also been an active member of the InfoComm Professional Ethics and Training Committee and InfoComm Sub Committee.
As vice president of managed and Premier One services, Michael Fitch brings 20 years of technical and managerial skills to his new role at Carousel. A technology manager and solution architect known for his ability to bring together top-performing technology teams and provide hands-on leadership, his primary focus will be on ensuring Carousel’s success in delivering and maintaining the highest levels of customer service through its managed and Premier One services businesses.
Previously, Fitch was the Assistant Vice President for Program Management at Science Applications International Corporation, where he was responsible for program management, managed services delivery, strategic planning, customer relationship management, and risk assessment in leading large IT outsourcing programs.
Finally, as Vice President of Engineering Operations, Nick Kolintzas will be responsible for leading Carousel’s Contact Center practice and driving innovation and process improvements across the pre-sales engineering teams.
Prior to joining Carousel, Kolintzas was CTO and senior director of the managed services division at Quagga, a Windstream Company, where he was responsible for engineering and the positioning, promotion and placement of managed services. As a 15-year industry veteran, Kolintzas has led multiple market transitions, including digital to IP telephony and IP telephony to unified communications.
Carousel Industries designs, delivers and supports technology solutions that become the foundation of our clients’ businesses. This includes unified communications, managed services, 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 2011 revenues of $320 million. Today we have over 5,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we’ve been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 six times.
Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 1,000 employees working from offices in 27 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit http://www.carouselindustries.com
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