AUGUSTA, GA and GREENVILLE, SC – January 21, 2015 – Information technology firm EDTS, which provides managed IT services, network security, and advanced infrastructure solutions to businesses across the Southeast, has promoted eight professionals to leadership roles within the organization. With a team of more than 50 professionals, they will support EDTS customer needs across the firm’s Augusta, Columbia and Greenville office footprint.
Will McGee has been named Chief Operating Officer for EDTS. A native of Greenwood, South Carolina who joined EDTS in 2000, Mr. McGee has more than 15 years in the technology industry designing networks, wide area networks and security solutions for a diverse client base. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, he previously served as Chief Information Officer.
Delano Collins has been promoted to Chief Information Officer. Mr. Collins joined EDTS in 2006 and previously served as Director of Network Operations. Mr. Collins holds numerous certifications including Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), ITIL v.3 Foundation for Service Management, and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP).
Craig Tarkenton, formerly Director of Engineering, has been named Chief Technology Officer. He joined the organization when Augusta IT merged into EDTS, and has been with the organization since 2007. A graduate of Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in Science, he holds a Masters in Computer and Information Systems Security from Western Governors University. His numerous certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI).
Lynn Mays has been named Director of Communication Technology. She previously served as Communications Technology Manager, and has spent nearly a decade with EDTS. Her professional background includes sales and leadership positions with Sprint and BellSouth. She will lead the growth of EDTS’ voice and data line of business as well provide project management for many large scale projects.
Doug Rankin has been promoted to Automation Services Manager. The Graniteville, South Carolina native has more than a decade of experience in IT, and joined EDTS in 2010 as a network engineer. He holds several high level certifications and leads EDTS’ Network Operations Center.
Stephen Luster has been named EDTS Service Desk Manager. He joined the organization when Augusta IT was acquired by EDTS, and previously served as a Network Engineer. His certifications include Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and he has been with the combined organization since 2009.
Shannon Person has been promoted to Sales Support Manager from Inside Sales Manager. She is a graduate of the Laurel Business Institute in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and joined the organization in 2006. She holds numerous sales and product related certifications and leads the inside sales team.
Emily Logan has been named as Client Services Manager. Formerly a Professional Service Coordinator with EDTS, she joined the organization in 2009. She leads the service coordination team and ensures prompt client service and satisfaction.
“We are extremely proud and privileged to have these talented individuals step into key roles in our organization as we continue to accelerate our growth and expand our client capabilities,” said Charles Johnson, CEO of EDTS. “Each of these individuals contributes significantly every day in meeting and exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations, and we are delighted to honor their contributions with these well-deserved promotions.”
Founded in 1999, EDTS has over 50 professionals serving clients 24/7/365 across the Southeast from offices in Augusta, GA and Columbia and Greenville, SC. A full service technology consulting firm, EDTS specializes in networking, security and managed IT services for business. The firm helps customers increase productivity and reduce cost associated with information technology. EDTS has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for five consecutive years, and honored among the fastest-growing companies in South Carolina on multiple lists. Learn more at www.edtsolutions.com.