Exeter, Rhode Island, November 9, 2011 -- Carousel Industries, a leader in data networking and converged communications, today announced that it has been recognized as the 2011 Avaya U.S. Data Partner of the Year. The award was presented at Avaya’s 2012 U.S. Sales & Partner Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Avaya is a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems, software and services.

Carousel Industries won the award after achieving a stellar revenue performance with Avaya sales during 2011, in addition to having completed several strategic acquisitions, which significantly increased Carousel’s overall value and capabilities to its Avaya oriented customer base. Additionally, Carousel completed several key Avaya data solution integrations during 2011, including projects for high profile customers Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) Studios and AAA of Southern New England.

“Avaya’s channel partners are instrumental to growth in this market and to delivering innovation and value to Avaya customers in the U.S.,” said Karl Soderlund, vice president, U.S. Channel Sales, Avaya. “The Partner of the Year awards honor our best performing channel partners for their significant efforts at identifying and pursuing sales opportunities, providing technical resources to customers and prospects, and staying up to-date on Avaya’s latest technologies.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Avaya as the 2011 U.S. Data Partner of the Year,” said James Marsh, Senior Vice President of Carousel Industries. “Several years ago we made a change in our corporate strategy to include data networking in our suite of technology solutions and we see tremendous value with the Avaya data portfolio. Like Avaya, this commitment to supporting our customers’ entire unified communications requirements, including voice, data and visual communications has set Carousel apart in the industry. As a result of these and other efforts, we’ve enjoyed a healthy increase in revenues for 2011 while providing a broader solutions set for our customers.”

In addition to having completed several complex integration projects for a variety of customers during 2011, Carousel was also recognized by a variety of influential media. The company was recognized as part of CRN’s 2011 VAR500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in North America and Carousel was also listed in the Inc. 500/5000 for the seventh year.

About Carousel

Carousel Industries designs, delivers and supports technology solutions that become the foundation of our clients’ businesses. This includes unified communications, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions. Since Carousel was founded in 1992 we’ve grown an average of 30% - 50% per year with estimated 2011 revenues of approximately $300 million. Today we have over 5,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we’ve been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 seven times.

Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 1,000 employees working from offices in 23 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit http://www.carouselindustries.com

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