|[November 26, 2012]
Industry Veterans Join Fortress Solutions Management Team
DALLAS --(Business Wire)--
Fortress Solutions is pleased to announce the addition to the company's
senior management team of Andy Lovit as Senior Vice President of Global
Field Operations and David Deas as Vice President Business Development.
Fortress Solutions, an industry leader in the repair, certification and
life-cycle management of complex back-office equipment for
telecommunication and cable service providers was recently acquired by
Galatyn Private Equity and Vspeed Capital in August, 2012.
Andy Lovit, SVP Global Field Operations, Fortress Solutions (Photo: Business Wire)
"We are excited to have Andy Lovit and David Deas join the new Fortress
Solutions team. The company has entered a period of growth and expansion
and Andy and David will be key contributors to our success," said
Brendon Mills, CEO and President of Fortress Solutions.
Andy Lovit joins the company from ATEME, S.A. where he served as Senior
Vice President and General Manager of the Americas. Mr. Lovit rings
more than 25 years of sales leadership experience in the
telecommunications and cable equipment markets. Prior to ATEME, S.A.,
Mr. Lovit served as VP of Worldwide Field Operations at Bivio Networks (News - Alert).
In addition, Mr. Lovit also served as SVP of Service Provider Sales for
Tandberg Television, which was acquired by Ericsson, and as VP of Global
Sales and Field Operations for SkyStream Networks, a pioneer in IPTV (News - Alert)
head-end solutions which was acquired by Tandberg TV. Mr. Lovit holds a
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio
David Deas joins Fortress Solutions as Vice President Business
Development. Prior to Fortress, Mr, Deas was Vice President Product
Solutions for Huawei (News - Alert) Technologies. He joined Huawei after a 36-year
career with AT&T. During his tenure at AT&T, Mr. Deas held positions
within Southwestern Bell, Bellcore, and SBC, including operations,
network, engineering, corporate strategy and AT&T (News - Alert) Laboratories where he
led the design and certification teams for AT&T's IPTV service U-verse®.
Mr. Deas received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Texas - Arlington and a Masters of
Science degree in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist
University. Mr. Deas also attended Cornell University's Executive
Management Program and is a registered Professional Engineer in the
State of Texas and currently holds six U.S. patents.
About Fortress Solutions
Fortress Solutions is a leading provider of product lifecycle repair and
logistics services for the telecommunication and cable equipment
markets. Founded in 2002, Fortress has built a reputation as a top
supplier for service providers who demand high quality product repair,
certification and logistics services. Fortress Solutions is
headquartered in Plano, Texas and has been independently audited and
confirmed as being in conformity with ISO 9001:2008. Please visit the
newly revised Fortress Solutions website at www.fortsol.com.
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