EXETER, RI, June 5,  2017 Carousel Industries, Inc., a leader in communication and network technologies, professional and managed services, and cloud solutions,  announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Carousel to its 2017 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.

The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. This year, for the first time since 2010, the complete list will be published on CRN.com, making it readily available to vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with.

CRN has also released its 2017 Solution Provider 500: Newcomers list, recognizing 58 companies making their debut in the Solution Provider 500 ranking this year.

Carousel was ranked #61 on the 2017 Solution Provider 500 list, marking its fourth consecutive year of inclusion and continued advancement in the overall rankings.

“We’re extremely proud to be recognized once again by CRN for our continued technology services industry leadership and our continued growth,” said Jeff Gardner, chief executive officer, Carousel. “During the past year, we’ve made significant investments in acquiring two highly-regarded IT services firms, while increasing our capabilities in key solutions areas including cloud, security and unified communications and collaboration. As a result, we’ve deepened our overall technical expertise, increased our national talent pool and are seeing increased client satisfaction and traction in a variety of key vertical and horizontal business segments.”

“CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list spotlights the North American IT channel partner organizations that have earned the highest revenue over the past year, providing a valuable resource to vendors looking for top solution providers to partner with,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The companies on this year’s list represent an incredible, combined revenue of over $318 billion, a sum that attests to their success in staying ahead of rapidly changing market demands. We extend our sincerest congratulations to each of these top-performing solution providers and look forward to their future pursuits and successes.”

The complete 2017 Solution Provider 500 list will be available online at www.crn.com/sp500 and a sample from the list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine.

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