Carousel Industries, a leader in unified communications, managed services, data solutions and visual communications,announced that Tim Kennedy has been appointed to the CompTIA Telecom Advisory Council. CompTIA is a non-profit trade association focused on the IT industry, and its Telecom Advisory Council is a 19-member strategic think-tank dedicated to identifying industry trends while furthering ideas and initatives relating to the ongoing convergence of IT and telecom.

Kennedy, who has been Carousel's vice president of carrier services for nearly two years, has over 25 years of experience in the IT channel and telecom industry. In his role at Carousel, he is responsible for the corporate strategy and growth of Carousel's national Carrier Services practice — which was established several years ago to provide carrier neutral solutions to customers' networking and integration challenges.   

"I am pleased to play a role in such a diverse, purpose-driven advisory council," commented Tim Kennedy. "This will not only be a fantastic opportunity for me to acquire knowledge while among many of our industry recognized leaders, but also impart my own experience — including Carousel's deep managed services knowledge — to a very important market constituency."

Kennedy's diverse background includes senior management experience at an IT VAR, several national carriers and Carousel Industries, a leading national integrator. He received a B.S. in economics from Southern Connecticut State University.

Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer of CompTIA, commented on the recent appointments to the Telecom Advisory Council: "An increasing number of players are active in this market — carriers and cable companies, IT VARs and distributors and traditional telecom agents," he said. "With the collective expertise of the council, we intend to bring some clarity and definition to potential market opportunities and the strategies and tactics that will help companies achieve their growth and financial goals."

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