Category: Press Release

DALLAS TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATOR GDT NAMES TOM LUTZ DIRECTOR OF SALES—EAST

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology integrator GDT today announced Tom Lutz has been named Director of Sales—East, effective immediately. As Director of Sales for the eastern United States, Lutz will be focused on recruiting, training and developing a high-performing sales team focused primarily on new business development. Lutz will design and implement a strategic plan to meet GDT’s aggressive revenue and profitability goals.

Prior to GDT, Lutz was at CompuCom for 8 years. While there, he held vice president roles responsible for sales territories and strategic accounts. Before that, Lutz worked for 10 years at Zones, a technology solutions provider, where he was responsible for its strategic sales direction nationwide.

Having worked in IT solutions for over 20 years, Lutz brings more than his vast sales experience to the table. He’s also led teams responsible for implementation, service delivery, engineering, solutions architecture and program management.

Lutz holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University in Accounting and Marketing.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level of certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

DALLAS TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATOR GDT NAMES MICHAEL SOUZA DIRECTOR OF SALES—WEST

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology integrator GDT today announced Michael Souza has been named Director of Sales—West, effectively immediately. As Director of Sales for the western United States, Souza will be focused on expanding GDT’s customer base in these technology-centric regions: Silicon Valley, Southern California, Seattle, WA. and Phoenix, AZ.

Souza, a United States Air Force veteran, brings years of sales and technical experience to his new role, having worked with some of the largest corporations in the high-tech sector. He’s held several executive leadership positions in the Bay Area, as well, and offers a unique perspective, having served as both integration partner and customer.

Prior to joining GDT, Souza spent 11 years at FusionStorm, Inc., a $700M+ solutions provider. For the last 8 years at FusionStorm, Souza led worldwide sales, marketing, customer service and consulting engineering.  Prior to FusionStorm, Souza worked in the telecommunications industry for 16 years in various roles. Souza got his start in the technology field while in United States Air Force, where he worked as an Electronics Officer.

Souza attended The University of California at Berkeley, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds an Associate of Science degree in Communications-Electronics.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level of certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

DALLAS TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATOR GDT NAMES MEG GORDON DIRECTOR OF SERVICE OPERATIONS

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology integrator GDT today announced Meg Gordon has been named Director of Service Operations, effective immediately. As Director of Service Operations, Gordon will be focused on streamlining and enhancing Launch processes and Project methodology.

Gordon is an IT service management and PMO specialist with 15+ years of experience, and specializes on controls, processes and metrics centered around quoting and project delivery. Prior to joining GDT, Gordon had her own consulting company that focused on PMO best practices and driving continuous improvement through organizations. She previously worked at NEC Corporation of America for over 14 years and departed as Vice President of Service Delivery, where she was responsible for over 260 employees.

Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology from the University of Wisconsin.  She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute, and is ITIL v3 Foundation certified.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level of certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

GDT AWARDED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES CONTRACT

New Contract Makes GDT Advanced Managed Services available to State and Local Government, Public Education, and Other Public Entities in Texas

General Datatech L.P. (GDT) which provides IT solutions for enterprise, healthcare, and government, announced today that it was awarded a Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) contract for Managed Network Services for telecommunication.  The contract is available to Texas state and local government, public education, and other public entities in Texas.

“We believe that this contract will serve to further support our efforts to expand services and solutions for the Public Sector,” said Tom Ducatelli, Executive Vice President of Sales, GDT.

The DIR contract (contract number DIR-TSO-TMP-262, Managed Services for Telecommunications) will go into effect on November 15, 2017.

The Texas DIR facilitates and support Texas government use of information and communications technology — everything from computers, Internet service, data storage, online applications, and much more — so that health, education, transportation, and other services are delivered to the citizens and businesses of Texas efficiently.

Recently, GDT merged with Managed Service provider Advanced Solutions. The merger has provided expanded capabilities around managed network services from a state-of-the-art network and security operations center in Dallas, TX.

For more information about the DIR contract for GDT, visit the website or contact Director of Marketing Darjon Bittner at darjon.bittner@gdt.com

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

GDT Announces Merger with MSP Advanced Solutions

GDT, a leading international IT solutions provider, and Advanced Solutions, a provider of managed IT operational services, today announced the merger of the two companies. Effective immediately, the combined organization will conduct business in Dallas, Texas as General Datatech, L.P., commonly referred to as GDT.

The combined company will be privately held and operated under the GDT brand. Vinod Muthuswamy, President of GDT said, “We have decided to merge with Advanced Solutions because we believe that a consolidated organization will allow us to offer a wider portfolio of advanced technology services. Our customers will benefit from the additional engineering and technical resources from within the combined organization”.

Over the last year, Advanced Solutions has grown 300% in the managed services space launching a state-of-the-art NOC & SOC facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Combined the companies have more than 600 technology professionals. As a regionally undisputed market leader in the IT space, the new GDT will continue to drive technology innovation while providing customers with world-class managed services.

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider specializing in consultation, design, deployment, and management of advanced technology solutions. The combined organization will operate from the GDT Innovation Campus and integration center.

Over the last 20 years, GDT has grown its core engineering practice to achieve master-level certifications in security, collaboration, cloud, and carrier-grade service provider technologies. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

GDT First to Gain Cisco Master Service Provider Specialization

Dallas, TX – August 21, 2017 – Dallas based GDT, a leading international IT solutions and services provider for business, service providers, government, and healthcare, today announced that it has achieved the Cisco Systems Master Service Provider Specialization. This highly-coveted specialization recognizes GDT’s expertise in designing, deploying, and managing sophisticated, carrier-grade Cisco Service Provider IT solutions. GDT is the only company in North America to obtain this elite status and one of only two Cisco partners worldwide to hold Master Service Provider status.

“This unique certification showcases GDT’s commitment and expertise in delivering industry leading communications, networking, optical, and data center technologies for the Service Provider industry,” said Tom Ducatelli, executive vice president of sales and marketing for GDT. “Our investments with Cisco enable GDT sales and engineering teams to provide thought leadership and expertise for tier 1, 2, and 3 Solution Providers.  Working together with Cisco, GDT has been recognized as providing the highest quality solutions and services in the industry.”

Supporting the World’s Largest Service Providers

To earn this distinction, GDT obtained multiple Cisco training and technical program certification requirements, demonstrating GDT’s proprietary methodology of designing and deploying next-generation carrier-class networks supported by core Cisco technologies. Technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), enterprise media, and optical transport support backbone infrastructure for the world’s largest Service Providers as well as public sector and enterprise customers that require carrier-class solutions. To obtain the Cisco Master Service Provider Specialization, GDT was also required to hold numerous specialized Cisco Certifications including Advanced Service Provider Architecture Specialization, Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization, Advanced Unified Compute Specialization, and Red Hat Certified Open Stack Systems Administrator, among others.

As the only Cisco partner in North America to hold this certification, GDT is dedicated to supporting the needs of these customers and to continue investing in resources around Service Provider technologies. GDT is a longtime triple and now quadruple Master Certified Cisco Gold Partner.  GDT holds numerous high-level and elite Cisco designations including Master Specializations in Security, Collaboration, Cloud Builder, and now Service Provider.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

Dallas Fiber Manufacturer Names Joshua Benners as New President

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based fiber and structured cabling manufacturer GDT Manufacturing (GDTMFG) today announced Joshua Benners has been named President, effective July 24th, 2017. As President, Benners said he will move directly to align operations with those of GDTMFG’s parent-company, technology integrator GDT. He also said he will expand the company’s portfolio of fiber and copper cabling assemblies to include additional offerings such as custom cabinets, enclosures, transceivers, and memory.

Benners, 27, is a newcomer to the world of fiber and data cable assembly. Prior to his role as President of GDTMFG, Benners served as Director of Launch Services for GDT. As Director of Launch, Benners led a group of 30 service operation professionals and was responsible for professional service proposals, travel, resource management, and change management for the company’s $500+ million data center and enterprise networking business. During his time as Director of Launch, he implemented business intelligence services including analytics to reduce unnecessary spend and increase billable hours across the delivery organization.

Before his time as Director of Launch Services, Benners was in professional services sales for GDT. During that period, Benners succeeded in growing services sales across some of the company’s largest Fortune 500 accounts.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

Dallas Technology Integrator GDT Names Tom Ducatelli EVP Sales

Dallas, TX, Jul. 17, 2017 – Dallas-based technology integrator GDT today announced Tom Ducatelli has been named Executive Vice President of Sales, effective immediately. As EVP of Sales, Ducatelli will have responsibility for all of the company’s sales organization including over 50 Account Executives throughout the United States.

Ducatelli is a Global Sales and Operations Executive, with a 26-year track record of transforming technology focused businesses from product centric to solutions centric sales and operations models. Mr. Ducatelli demonstrates hardware, software and Infrastructure services thought leadership expertise across a wide spectrum of IT solutions and verticals within Global IT solutions providers.

An Industry Veteran and Thought Leader

Previously Ducatelli served as Executive Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales at PCM. Prior to PCM Ducatelli was Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Zones Inc. based in Seattle, WA for 9 years.  Ducatelli was Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales at Tech Data Corporation a $20 billion multi-national distributor of IT products. Prior to that he served as senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Dallas-based CompuCom Systems Inc. a $1.7 billion IT reseller and solution provider he joined in 1994. Prior to CompuCom Ducatelli spent six years as a national sales executive with mid-range computer manufacturer Digital Equipment Corp.

Ducatelli is adept at developing transformational sales and marketing strategies, developing new business markets and applying cross-functional leadership efforts to accelerate revenue, profits and business within information technology focused companies. Ducatelli has led the successful transformation of teams with more than 800 resources within the specific solution verticals of enterprise software, hardware, infrastructure solutions and managed services ranging from mid-market to Fortune 500 organizations.

Mr. Ducatelli has operational and vertical market experience within the IT solutions industry focused on data center and converged infrastructure, virtualization, cloud computing, mobility, retail mobile point of sale, managed services and infrastructure solutions.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, technology integrator and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in designing, building, and delivering best-of-breed technology solutions for service providers, enterprise networks, data centers, and more. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers hold the highest level of certification and employ the use of state-of-the-art, LEED certified facilities to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

GDT Implements Smart Wi-Fi Plan for City of Kalamazoo, Michigan

Dallas, TX, Jul. 17, 2017 – The City of Kalamazoo, Michigan announced Friday the launch of free Wi-Fi service available at the City’s Bronson Park. The project was designed and implemented by GDT in partnership with the City as part of its ongoing Smart City enablement initiative.

Mayor Bobby Hopewell remarked during the launch that, “Access to the services and information available on the internet is increasingly becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity in our lives, whether we’re applying for a job, paying our bills, or studying for class.

“We are excited to start offering Wi-Fi in Bronson Park, but this is only the first step in the work ahead to ensure that every resident of our city has access to these resources.”

The Wi-Fi project is part of a larger effort to extend service availability throughout the city. A capital campaign is underway to raise funds for the remainder of the project.

GDT provided the technical design expertise and installation services to turn up the project which included:

  • Cisco / Meraki MR84 outdoor high density Wi-Fi access points
  • Purple Wi-Fi for guest login, analytics, guest engagement, and marketing
  • Silku Millimeter wave point-to-point GB backhaul radios
  • GDT design and integration services

Western Michigan Fox affiliate Fox 17 provided coverage of the launch and demonstrated how easily the service can be used by park-goers.

SmartX Solutions from GDT

GDT SmartX Solutions provide smart IoT capabilities to cities, campuses, industrial facilities, vehicle fleets, and more. The GDT SmartX Team focuses on identifying opportunities for automation of processes and procedures, providing actionable intelligence to decision makers.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, technology integrator and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in designing, building, and delivering best-of-breed technology solutions for service providers, enterprise networks, data centers, and more. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers hold the highest level of certification and employ the use of state-of-the-art, LEED certified facilities to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

GDT Names Vinod Muthuswamy as New President

Dallas, TX, Jul. 10, 2017 – Dallas-based technology integrator GDT today announced Vinod Muthuswamy has been named president, effective immediately. As President, Muthuswamy will have responsibility for all of the company’s operating units worldwide including the extensive engineering and field delivery resources throughout the United States. He will report directly to founder and CEO JW Roberts.
Muthuswamy, 39, is a 17-year veteran of the IT industry. Prior to his role as President of GDT, Muthuswamy served as president of GDT Advanced Solutions, a Managed Services organization and wholly-owned subsidiary of GDT. As president of GDT Advanced Solutions, Muthuswamy led a group of over 100 consultants, engineers, solution architects, and sales resources, delivering services across a broad set of vertical markets. During his time as President of GDT Advanced Solutions, Muthuswamy grew the top line 588% in total contract value while expanding service offerings into Hybrid IaaS, Cloud Consumption Services, Advanced Autonomics and Digital Labor.
GDT Advanced Solutions has been absorbed under the GDT Managed Services Group following Muthuswamy’s move into his role as President of GDT.

A Proven Industry Leader
Prior to joining GDT Advanced Solutions, Muthuswamy served as Chief Technology Officer of 3Qube Technologies. At 3Qube, Muthuswamy focused on the development of 3Qube’s Service and Solutions portfolio, driving innovation in technology and operations.
Before his time at 3Qube, Muthuswamy served as Vice President of Managed Services and Cloud Services for NEC Corporation of America (NEC). In this role, Vinod lead an organization both in the U.S. and overseas that consisted of more than 200 consultants, engineers, solution architects, and developers that served enterprise and public sector customers. Under his leadership, NEC’s award-winning, Gartner recognized Managed and Support Services business experienced a significant and profitable growth year-over-year and represented more than $100 million in annual revenue.

About GDT
Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, technology integrator and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in designing, building, and delivering best-of-breed technology solutions for service providers, enterprise networks, data centers, and more. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers hold the highest level of certification and employ the use of state-of-the-art, LEED certified facilities to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.