Exeter, RI, May 15, 2015 — Carousel Industries, a leader in managed services, video solutions, data and visual communications, announced that AA-ISP recognized Kelly Lichtenberger as part of the AA-ISP Leadership Summit 2015 at an awards banquet held last month at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago. 

Lichtenberger, who is currently Vice President of Inside Sales at Carousel Industries, began her career in inside sales 25 years ago. As her career has progressed, she has continually relied on self-determination and motivation, while encouraging team support and cultivating a winning atmosphere: "To be truly successful in inside sales, you need to always look for the opportunity, versus focusing on the obligation," she says. "Each field representative and campaign has different expectations to get a good outcome. I try to push the team to be the best they can be and help get them motivated to cross the finish line."

"It is an honor to recognize Kelly as this year's recipient of the TOP 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professional Award. Kelly has proven her dedication and commitment to advancing the profession of inside sales, which is the mission of the AA-ISP," stated Bob Perkins, Founder and CEO. "We are confident that Kelly will continue to have an impact on the inside sales community for years to come."

According to Lichtenberger, there are now more than 70 universities in the United States that have sales degree programs, largely because inside sales positions are outpacing field positions due to cloud technologies and the decrease in ASPs. Carousel Industries is working directly with some of these universities and colleges to recruit its inside sales talent.

In addition, Carousel runs an Executive Sales Development Program which selects graduates from top universities for an 18-24 month development program (in Hartford, CT) designed to train and mentor individuals to become successful sales professionals. At the conclusion of this program, each individual will have the opportunity to relocate as an Outside Sales Account Executive.  Carousel will be adding 40 of the top graduates from all over the country to this program before October.

About Carousel
Carousel Industries consults, integrates, and manages technology solutions that solve business problems and contribute to your organizations’ growth. This includes unified communications, managed services, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions.

Today we have over 6,000 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 30 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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