Richmond, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014
While XAV had built a strong audiovisual business with increased emphasis on enterprise and government customers, after strategic review, GIS decided that XAV did not align with the rest of its extensive business services portfolio.
“Whitlock has a strong commitment to culture and a long history of organic growth, but this opportunity with XAV matched perfectly with our core business principles and values,” states Doug Hall, Whitlock’s CEO.
In deciding to transition out of the business, GIS sought a company that could ensure its audiovisual customers would continue to enjoy excellent service and its employees could continue to develop and grow their careers. Whitlock is able to offer great benefits to both, including a proven track record, financial stability and an expanded footprint for improved service and support nationally and globally.
A number of XAV operational employees will become Whitlock employees, with customer relationships and existing contracts being assigned to Whitlock. XAV business operations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania will further strengthen Whitlock’s national service delivery to enterprise customers.
“Whitlock’s mission is to retain, acquire and develop mutually rewarding customer partnerships and the most respected workforce in the industry,” Doug explains. “The XAV addition has provided an opportunity for Whitlock to acquire some exceptional employee talent and customer relationships which are complementary to our existing business.”
“The more we met with XAV leadership, mutual respect grew into excitement about our common cultures and strategic direction,” adds Roger Patrick, Whitlock’s COO. “We were more aligned than we could have imagined, and the merging of our teams will allow Whitlock to quickly scale in key markets and offer the talented XAV workforce a place to develop their career paths, contribute to best practices and continue to deliver outstanding customer experiences.”
As of today, Whitlock has 20 U.S. locations and more than 700 employees.
Whitlock is a Global Audiovisual (AV) and Unified Communications (UC) Solutions Provider, specializing in collaborative technology design, integration and managed services. The company helps customers meet goals, drive action and improve efficiency by streamlining interactive technologies and standards. Areas of expertise include enterprise videoconferencing, unified communications, digital media, digital signage, video walls and projection technologies. Whitlock also offers follow-the-sun 24x7 service level agreements as well as onsite and remote AV/NOC support. Whitlock serves customers from 20 U.S. locations, plus a worldwide delivery partner network through the Global Presence Alliance.
About Xerox Audio Visual Solutions
Since 1981, Xerox Audio Visual Solutions (XAV) has been a premier provider of Audio Visual and Digital Communication Technology. XAV has offered a comprehensive portfolio of collaboration solutions, changing dramatically the way education, commercial, military and government communicate and share ideas. XAV was a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Imaging Systems, a Xerox Corporation company.