INDUSTRY HEAVY HITTERS JOIN CCI SYSTEMS

Jason Sowers and Adam Harden bring experience to CCI territory teams

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich., December 1, 2015- CCI Systems, a network solutions provider, recently hired two well-known experts in the communication industry, to lead sales engineering duties in the regional territories of the Midwest and the South and focus on expanding CCI’s Datacenter and Security solution offerings.

“As data demands rise, the service provider’s ability to offer more bandwidth becomes a necessity. CCI has been actively growing and expanding internal resources to provide the necessary support our customers require,” said Director of Sales Engineering, Trevor Pankonien. “Hiring both Jason and Adam proves CCI’s commitment to providing the best solutions available to the SP market.”

Minnesota local, Jason Sowers, joins CCI from CommScope, where he held the position of director technical sales and was responsible for designing solutions for Hyperscale Datacenters. Prior to his position at CommScope, Sowers was employed by Cisco as a systems engineer focused on designing customer solutions for Optical, Ethernet, MPLS and voice services.

During his tenure at Cisco, Sowers earned several recognitions, including SE of the Quarter multiple times, SE Excellence Award and was the winner of the Cisco Architectural Idol presentation contest. Sowers also holds an Associate’s degree in Microcomputer and Network Technology from Northwest Technical College.

His technical proficiency and passion, as well as Cisco expertise, Network Security, Architecture and Design experience are among the notable skills he possess that make him a valuable asset to CCI and their customers in the Midwest.

Another well-known industry name within the Security, Datacenter and Architecture segment is Adam Harden, Texas resident and former Cisco advanced services network consulting engineer, who brings along valuable knowledge and training to benefit the SP’s in the South.

Throughout his 20 year career, Harden’s focus has narrowed to Network Security, DMZ Architecture, firewalls, VPN technologies, Datacenter and Virtualization, Cloud Network Design, NAC, 802.11 and wireless solutions. His training and real life practice working for government, hospitality, healthcare and private corporations gives CCI the edge required to develop security solutions for any type of customer need.

Harden was trained by the United States Marine Corps as a TOW Gunner, and currently holds multiple Cisco certifications, including the prestigious Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) networking certification in Security and Routing and Switching. He also earned the globally recognized, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, proving his deep technical and managerial competence, skills, experience and credibility to design, engineer, implement and manage information security programs.

 

About CCI Systems
CCI Systems, headquartered in Iron Mountain, Michigan, offers start-to-finish solutions for all kinds of communications networks, serving Telco, MSO and cable operators as well as hotels, education and healthcare institutions, businesses and municipalities. With more than 50 years of experience in network engineering, construction and integration, CCI guides clients to the right choices for today while making sure they’re prepared for tomorrow. Learn more at www.ccisystems.com.