Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
General Microsystems Inc. (GMI), a leading minority owned and operated technology reseller, recently announced the hiring of two senior executives, Eric Hughes and Nigel Lambert. Eric joins the company as Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Planning, while Nigel will serve as Vice President of Technology and Services.
Prior to joining GMI in 2012, Mr. Hughes worked at Jooven8, Marketing & Consulting Inc. and Central Design Systems (CDSI) for a combined 18 years. He founded Jooven8, an award winning marketing and consulting firm with customers that included Arrow Electronics, Blue Coat, Deloitte, and Red River Computer Company. At CDSI, he was responsible for marketing and business development leading the company’s M&A efforts with the successful acquisition and integration of multiple resellers. Currently, he sits on the board of directors for Game 7, Inc. and Jooven8, Inc.
Mr. Lambert was co-founder and Executive Vice President at Artemis Technology. Prior to Artemis, Mr. Lambert founded VSD Technology, a professional services company specializing in Virtualization and Systems, Storage, Networking, and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery. Mr. Lambert’s unique experiences and background include tenures with Incentra Solutions, NORC and BankOne, where he was responsible for building complex, large scale, technical solutions and service management processes.
"Eric and Nigel have an extensive knowledge of the rapidly changing information technology (IT) market. Adding them to the GMI team will accelerate our plan to introduce a series of innovative virtualization and cloud products," said Earl Overstreet, president of General Microsystems.
By assuming the role of Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Planning, Eric will be responsible for helping to drive GMI’s brand and organizational evolution. “I know that Eric will play a key role as we build on our successes to help our customers deliver new and consolidate legacy IT services rapidly, reliably, securely, and efficiently using our own powerful and flexible solutions.”
As vice president of Technology and Services, Nigel Lambert will be responsible for launching GMI’s cloud based services and managing relationships with technical service providers. He will also create innovative solutions and breakthroughs that provide technology advances for the company and its customers. “We expect that Nigel will make a huge impact at GMI, helping to advance our strategy of becoming a comprehensive supplier of enterprise solutions and services,” Earl Overstreet continued.
GMI took the first steps towards enhancing its IT infrastructure resale and deployment business with its asset purchase of the California based RockFish Tek, Inc. in 2011. Since then, GMI has seen a sharp increase in the number of demands from its portfolio of customers in the area of cloud services. Bringing Eric and Nigel on board will help to support GMI’s initiative to embrace the transformative power of cloud computing and thereby gain a significant competitive advantage. Customers and partners are increasingly choosing cloud services to expand into new markets, enable their mobile workforce, and develop enterprise applications more efficiently.
About General Microsystems Inc.
General Microsystems Inc. (GMI) founded in 1983, is an integrator of enterprise IT datacenter and desktop infrastructure solutions including systems, storage, and network products from industry leading vendors. Our staff of experienced and knowledgeable professionals specializes in designing enterprise computing systems that help customers maximize their return on technology investments. GMI is an award-winning minority owned business, certified by the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the State of Washington Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises.