Tuesday, September 9, 2014

TSAChoice announces new leadership team; names Dan Watts President

Dan Watts
Asheville and Greenville technology integrator TSAChoice has designated a new three- member executive leadership team: Dan Watts – President, Dan Higgins – Vice President of Operations, and Kerry LaPierre - Vice President of Finance

Originally formed in 1982 as Telephone Systems of Asheville, TSAChoice has grown into the region’s largest provider of turnkey office technology solutions and one of Asheville’s top technology start-up successes. Today its founders, prior President Bill Arledge and Executive Vice President Jeff Lowdermilk, announce a new executive leadership team.
Dan Higgins

Dan Watts, who joined TSAChoice as Director of Customer Development in May, 2013 has been named President of the 32-year, 60-employee company and will join longtime TSAChoice executives Dan Higgins, Vice President of Operations, and Kerry LaPierre, Vice President of Finance, as the company’s senior level management team.

Bill Arledge and Jeff Lowdermilk will remain with TSAChoice as Principals, serving as mentors to the new leaders during the transition. 

On his new role, Watts says, “It is an exciting time in an exciting industry. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the well-established and growing TSAChoice as we continue to help our clients manage their technology initiatives.”

Kerry LaPierre
Prior to joining TSAChoice, Watts, who is a US Army veteran, worked with USLEC/PAETEC/Windstream for 13 years where he served in various management positions in both sales and operations.

Under his leadership, TSAChoice plans to continue its core business as a commercial technology integrator while embracing the changes associated with the evolution of business technology.  With a strong focus on the customer experience, TSAChoice plans to grow its managed services offerings such as the company’s flagship Complete IT Plan which allows customers to focus on their core competencies by outsourcing the day-to-day planning and management of their technology systems.

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