Beacon Enterprise Solutions Hires Industry Sales Veteran
– New Executive Positioned to Further Expand Beacon’s Position as a Global ITS Provider –
LOUISVILLE, KY, February 9, 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 Paris G. Arey to the position of Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing.
Mr. Arey brings over 30 years of experience in leading high growth sales and marketing teams in both early stage start-up companies and Fortune 500 corporations. Paris brings a rare blend of global sales and operational expertise that will significantly enable Beacon’s growth. Prior to joining Beacon, Paris served as the Vice President of International Sales for Adtran, a global leader in the carrier access market. Paris also held executive positions with Cisco Systems, the leader in the networking market. Over his 9+ year tenure with Cisco Systems, Paris built and managed several multi-billion dollar businesses in the USA, EMEA and worldwide. Prior to that, he held various IT management positions with other industry leading companies such as Tandem Computers, Digital Electronics Corporation and Burroughs Corporation.
Mr. Arey holds a BS in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Southern California.
“I am excited to bring a tenured, senior ITS sales executive to Beacon,” stated Bruce Widener, Chairman and CEO of Beacon. “Paris has held a long, multi-disciplined career with many contacts domestically and internationally. The fit with Beacon was a natural with our global presence as an ITS solution provider. His international sales experience, as well as being able to communicate in multiple languages, will further our ability to attract multi-location global clients with US presence.”
“Paris Arey will be an immediate impact to the Beacon sales team,” added Jerry Bowman, President and COO of Beacon. “Hiring a 30-year sales and marketing veteran with extensive global experience will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our sales group. I look forward to working with Paris as he integrates into Beacon and drives our organic sales strategy.”
“I have been researching my next career move with the objective to find an opportunity with an emerging market leader,” said Mr. Arey. “Beacon had all the attributes I was seeking as an international provider of ITS solutions. Their reputation with Fortune 1000 clients coupled with my experience in managing global clients of this size was a perfect fit. I look forward to hitting the ground running and working with this extremely talented and disciplined team.”
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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