Beacon Enterprise Solutions Expands Leadership Team
– New Executive Positioned to Further Expand Beacon’s Position as a Global ITS Provider –
LOUISVILLE, KY, April 10, 2012 — Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. (OTC BB: BEAC) (www.askbeacon.com), an emerging global leader in the design, implementation and management of high performance Information Technology Systems (“ITS”) infrastructure solutions, today announces the appointment of Michael L. Martin, age 39, to the position of Executive Vice President, Global Services.
Michael Martin brings over 16 years of leadership experience to Beacon, guiding teams across a broad range of positions as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as with Fortune 500 and small- to mid-cap companies. Mr. Martin brings a unique blend of technical skills combined with a strong background in operational business development and execution that are expected to help drive Beacon’s continued growth. Most recently, Mike served as Senior Director, Business Development for ADTRAN, a global leader in the network equipment manufacturer space specializing in Internet access technologies. In addition to ADTRAN, Mr. Martin has also held senior positions in Product Management, Sales, Engineering and Marketing with Calix Networks and Sprint. Prior to his business career, Mike spent more than six years as a decorated officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, receiving numerous commendations for leadership as well as commanding USCGC POINT MONROE for 2 years.
Mr. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science with High Honors in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy.
“Mike Martin will be a fantastic addition to lead the Global Services team,” stated Bruce Widener, Chairman and CEO of Beacon. “His proven track record in the ITS industry and military provide the discipline and focus to manage a global operations team. Mike’s leadership will continue to expand our current and future relationships with Fortune 1000 clients, through direct interaction and communication. His responsibility will cover the full spectrum of Beacon services, including master planning, engineering and design, project and program management just to name a few. I am excited to bring Mike into the Beacon executive leadership team to drive and expand our organic growth strategies with Fortune 1000 clients.”
“I am excited to join an emerging market leader in the global ITS space,” said Mr. Martin. “Beacon is transforming the way the industry views ITS infrastructure services and their unique value proposition is taking hold within the Fortune 1000. The Company has an impressive track record of customer growth and has built a solid reputation in the industry. I’m excited to join this very talented team to help drive Beacon’s continued success.”
About Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc.
Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group is an emerging global leader in the design, implementation and management of high performance Information Technology Systems (“ITS”) infrastructure solutions. Beacon offers fully integrated, turnkey IT infrastructure solutions capable of fully servicing the largest companies in the world as they increasingly outsource to reduce costs while optimizing critical IT design and infrastructure management. Beacon is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, with regional headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dublin, Ireland, Prague, Czech Republic and personnel located throughout the United States and Europe.
For additional information, please visit Beacon’s corporate website: www.askbeacon.com
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