Exeter, Rhode Island, February 14, 2013 -- Carousel Industries, a leader in managed services, mobility, unified communications and visual communications, announced that company CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Gardner travelled to Washington, DC this week to be a featured speaker at a Senate forum on job creation and innovation. U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) invited Mr. Gardner to address a panel of 19 U.S. Senators, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), about the success of his company’s job creation strategies and efforts to spur economic growth.

“In order to shift the economy into a higher gear, we need to put people back to work. Finding new and creative approaches to do that is one of the challenges we face and I am pleased Jeff was able to share his experiences with other business and Congressional leaders,” said Reed.

“I'm honored to have been given the opportunity to address the distinguished Senators yesterday and to share ideas on how we can continue to strengthen our economy,” said Jeff Gardner. “Senator Reed and his colleagues have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to helping business owners and entrepreneurs create new jobs in our communities. I am pleased to have been able to contribute to this initiative.”

Carousel Industries is headquartered in Exeter and employs 250 Rhode Islanders. Since the company’s founding in 1992, Carousel Industries has expanded tremendously, growing an average of 30 percent per year. The company is a global leader in the converged communications industry and has been recognized by leading industry publications as one of the top technology integrators in the U.S., including seven times by Inc. Magazine as among the nation’s fastest growing private companies.

In August 2012 Reed toured Carousel Industries for a firsthand look at the company’s operations in Exeter.

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