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Carousel Industries Recruits Industry Veteran Christopher Smeaton to Lead Its New Dallas Regional OfficeFormer AVI/SPL Sales Director Will Lead Sales and Technical Teams in Texas Region as Carousel Looks to Expand Its National Geographic Footprint (March 12, 2012)
EXETER, RI -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/12 -- Carousel Industries, a leader in data networking and converged communications, announced that it has hired industry sales veteran and former AVI/SPL executive Christopher Smeaton as sales director to lead its new regional office located in Dallas, Texas. The new office location will serve to strengthen and expand Carousel's existing client base in Texas, while complementing the company's overall geographic presence in the United States.
"Christopher is a seasoned executive with a track record in driving and managing growth," said James Marsh senior vice president, Carousel Industries. "He will be responsible for building our sales and technical teams in Dallas to support new opportunities, while supporting existing clients and managing operational activities in the central region."
Prior to joining Carousel, Smeaton was director of sales for the A/V integrator AVI/SPL, where he was responsible for leading high-end sales initiatives and managing day-to-day account activities. As a seasoned executive with proven expertise in building C-level relationships, he will play a fundamental role in growing Carousel's presence in the Texas region while strengthening its foothold in the central United States.
By opening an office in Texas, a region that has been a U.S. growth market despite an uncertain economic climate, Carousel establishes a geographic hub in the central United States that will help facilitate the expansion of its nationwide sales and technical force. Under the direction of Smeaton, Carousel will develop its existing Texas client base while pursuing other opportunities in state and local government, education, healthcare and other areas.
"I am excited to join a leading integrator that has demonstrated steadfast, predictable growth on a year over year basis," commented Smeaton. "As sales director for the Texas region, I look forward to leveraging Carousel's extensive resources to develop new business in Texas and beyond."
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 estimated 2011 revenues of approximately $300 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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