SMP Adds Six New IT Professionals During Growth Year

Rochester, NY (July 11, 2018) – Fast growing technology services provider, SMP, recently added six new IT professionals in New York and Connecticut, pushing total headcount over 100.

With a recent expansion into Connecticut, as well as a new office location in Syracuse, NY, SMP saw a need for additional support in both areas.  We filled the need for two new Enterprise Account Mangers to help serve the Connecticut region with Mary Moulis and Rick Cool. Both Mary and Rick will support New England, New York Hudson Valley and NYC. In Syracuse, we brought in a new Network/Security Engineer, Fred Turner, to provide expertise for the Central New York customers. Fred brings many certifications to SMP, including CCNP, CCNA and Microsoft Desktop Support.

Additional focus by SMP, as well as customer demand for room collaboration and AV solutions required supplementary support for the Rochester and Western New York areas. Jason Turk has been brought on as an AV Installer. Jason brings not only AV expertise but also IT technical support experience.

SMP also added Tariq Sheikh as a Senior Solutions Architect, with a focus on our Collaboration solutions. Tariq’s extensive experience with Unified Communications solutions, along with his CCIE, CCNA, DDCA, CCVP and MCSE certifications, enables him to provide the highest level of collaboration expertise to our customers.

Finally, SMP’s Managed Services and local NOC (network operations center), SMARTcentre, has seen steady growth as customers outsource management and monitoring needs so they can focus strategic IT initiatives. With over 15 years network engineering experience, Mark Ralston joins the SMP SMARTcentre team as Network/Security Engineer.

“SMP’s expansion into Connecticut, opening our new office in Syracuse, and the demand in our AV business all have lead us to this point where we simply needed to grow our team.” comments Eric Rorapaugh, SMP’s President “We wanted to ensure that we have the right folks at SMP, that are not only true IT professionals, but also a good fit for our culture.  After months of searching, we are very pleased with the individuals we were able to find and add to our extensive bench of technology experts.”

About SMP:

SMP has been delivering strategic IT with integrity, passion, and a service guarantee for over 20 years. Serving all industries, our value-based technology solutions and services center around audio visual, collaboration, digital workspaces, infrastructure, and security. We partner with top manufacturers like Cisco, Dell EMC, NetApp and VMware to provide world-class technology solutions to our customers. A Best Company to Work for in NYS, SMP has offices in New York, Connecticut and Vermont.

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