Former GSA Executive Dennis Groh Joins Granite Government Solutions Team
Public Sector Expert to Support Communications Provider’s EIS Contract Business
QUINCY, MA and MCLEAN, VA – May 16, 2019 – Granite Telecommunications
, a $1.4 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, announced that Dennis ("Denny") Groh has been appointed as executive director of customer excellence. Groh, a former executive for the General Services Administration (GSA), joins Granite just as the GSA has awarded the company a spot on its Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract and is about to begin contract solicitations and awards.
“We’re thrilled to have someone of Denny’s caliber and experience as part of our senior management team for government solutions,” said Tim Heaps, general manager, Granite Government Solutions. “With his expertise and leadership and Granite’s comprehensive communications solutions, we’re well positioned to win business under the EIS contract in 2019.”
As an EIS prime contract holder, Granite is authorized to compete for contracts from individual agencies to provide them with voice services, virtual private network services, managed network and Ethernet services, among others. Granite already provides voice and data services to various federal, state and governmental agencies as well as private companies, providing a single point of contact for voice and data needs, creating efficiency and saving costs.
Groh’s mission is to evangelize Granite’s government business growth goals and objectives, including establishing new business alliances, cultivating strategies for establishing partnerships and leading new business expansion projects. He is well-suited for the role with more than 35 years of experience and success in public and private sector organizations.
Most recently, Groh was vice president and chief marketing officer for Engineering Services Network (ESN), where he led ESN’s growth to $52 million in targeted accounts in the Veterans Administration, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. Previously, he held senior-level management posts at STG, Siemens, Computer Sciences Corporation and Boeing Information Systems. At Boeing, he led the win for the single award billion-dollar Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Integration Contract.
Before working in the private sector, Groh had a lengthy and highly successful public sector career, which culminated in his appointment as assistant commissioner at GSA, where he was responsible for managing the federal government’s $1 billion annual Federal Telecommunications System 2000 (FTS2000) and FTS2001 telecommunications programs supporting more than 150 government agencies around the world. Additionally, his prior senior executive service (SES) government experience included positions as director of the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) and director of the Acquisition Management Office at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which supports 65 departments and agencies located around the world.
Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.4 billion company serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States, and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in 2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses to simplify sourcing and management of local and long-distance phone services with one point of contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide. Granite remains the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS), and has extended its core value proposition – “one company, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of advanced business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite employs more than 2,100 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass as well as its government office in McLean, Va., and seven other offices throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com
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