Beacon Solutions hires new senior exec

Oct. 22, 2010
William Purcell has been appointed as vice president, Outside Plant sales, for Beacon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc., a specialist in the design, implementation and management of high performance Information Technology Systems (ITS) infrastructure, has announced the appointment of William Purcell as Vice President, Outside Plant Sales to lead the Beacon Outside Plant vertical market for ITS infrastructure deployment.

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"Hiring a proven, ITS industry veteran with over 25-years' experience ranging from field engineering to President of an ITS infrastructure company brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Beacon," said Mark Gervasoni, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Beacon Solutions. "Bill can immediately bring value to our organic growth strategy with Beacon's Global Infrastructure Services for Engineering, Service Delivery Management (SDM), ITS Contract Services (ICS) and ITS Construction Management (ICM) for our Outside Plant initiatives. His experience in managing Federal contracts, project assessment, engineering and implementation will be a fantastic asset for campus, smart building and inter-company communications for multi-location, multi-continent clients."

The Outside Plant (OSP) vertical market refers to all of the physical cabling and supporting infrastructure such as conduit, cabinets, tower or poles and any associated hardware located between two or more client locations. Outside Plant refers to "outside the walls" and Inside Plant refers to "inside the walls" of a client facility.

"We announced Outside Plant as a new, emerging vertical market for Beacon on our last quarterly conference call and in our most recent version of Beacon's Corporate Overview," notes Bruce Widener, CEO of Beacon Solutions. "The Outside Plant projects in the United States are being driven by a number of factors including, Federal stimulus funding and increased bandwidth requirements for various inter- and intra-company applications. This vertical is in-line with our approach of focusing on professional services with attractive revenue volume and gross margin contribution. We believe this hire fulfills an important niche in our business model as we continue to grow as a global leader in the ITS industry."

Mr. Purcell, age 46, brings over 25 years of experience in the design, engineering, sales and installation of ITS infrastructure services for clients in both the Federal and commercial marketplace. Most recently, Purcell was the President of BNB & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in the communication industry with its main emphasis on business development, federal and commercial sales, project engineering and construction services for a variety of ITS infrastructure solutions.

Those solutions include installation guidance for hybrid fiber coax design and construction, AV systems, and wireless technologies. Purcell's prior positions and experiences include various ITS positions supporting the Federal government, Fiber to the Home (FTTH) projects with Verizon and as a field engineer building the AT&T fiber optic network. Mr. Purcell is certified in Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Systimax SCS design and engineering, LAN cabling systems, fiber optic testing and installation, and category 5/6 installation and testing.

"I am excited and proud to be working with Beacon Solutions," said Mr. Purcell. "I have spent my entire career in the ITS industry and Beacon has demonstrated integrity, discipline and expertise with clients all over the world. The Outside Plant infrastructure requirements continually become more complex and traditionally handled by a myriad of service providers. With Beacon, our clients will have a single-point of contact for all stages of ITS management including assessment of clients' facilities, engineering of solutions, installation of services and on-going management of their ITS infrastructure. Beacon is poised to become an internationally recognized brand for ITS infrastructure solutions for both inside plant projects and emerging outside plant initiatives and I look forward to being part of a professional organization focused on providing the best overall service for our customers."

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