CHR Solutions Creates New Role to Accelerate Growth

  CHR Solutions Creates New Role to Accelerate Growth

HOUSTON (March 7, 2008) CHR Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of technology infrastructure and business consulting services to the telecom, financial and energy markets, today announced organizational changes to accelerate its organic and acquisition growth strategies. The company’s vision is to grow within the next five years into a $100 million IT/telecom infrastructure services company providing infrastructure managed services, business process outsourcing, and consulting and engineering services.

Heading CHR’s new position of chief development officer is Executive Vice President Rick Overman reporting to CHR’s Chairman and CEO James Taylor.

“Rick is a recognized industry expert who has been with CHR for more than 24 years, and he truly understands the business and technology challenges faced today by rural telecommunications and commercial companies,” said Mr. Taylor. “In his new role, Rick’s focus will be on ways to meet our growth plans through mergers and acquisitions, corporate-wide strategic planning, the development of new products and services, and organizational development of our valued people. He will also continue to support CHR’s business development and the engineering services team in board-level strategic planning and development efforts with key clients.”

Added Mr. Overman: “CHR’s 70-year heritage is one of leading change, and I’m excited about growing our capabilities to solve our clients’ business and technology problems.”

Other recent hiring actions bolstering CHR’s team and capabilities include:

·                                   Preston Pearson will be joining CHR on March 24th, 2008 as senior director, engineering and systems integration, for CHR’s Midwest operations. He brings significant telecom experience from his last role as the information technology and engineering manager at Hutchinson Telephone Company and Telecommunications Inc. of Minnesota.

·                                   Vince Tyson, vice president, managed engineering services, rejoined CHR in January, 2008 after spending eight years with Paul Bunyan Telecom as its chief technology officer

·                                   Barak Harlan, director of network engineering, joined CHR after six years with Caprock Cellular and Caprock Telephone as their wireless network manager

·                                   Ray Webb, senior vice president of managed services, who was formerly with Hewlett Packard’s managed services business operations, joined CHR in January, 2008

o                                                          NOTE TO EDITORS: A news release was issued on January 16, 2008 announcing that Mr. Webb and Mr. Tyson had joined CHR

Other organizational changes include:

·                                 Barry Moore, senior vice president, engineering and system integration, Steven Steele, vice president, technology consulting, and Vince Tyson, vice president, managed engineering services,  now report directly to Roger Hutton, president, Telecommunications and Infrastructure. Previously they reported to Mr. Overman who reported to Mr. Hutton.

CHR Solutions is a Houston Technology Center (HTC) graduate company.

ABOUT CHR SOLUTIONS:
CHR Solutions helps its clients grow revenue, control costs, improve operations, manage risk, and align technology by providing infrastructure managed services, remote infrastructure management, business process outsourcing, and consulting and engineering services. It primarily serves middle-market companies in the telecommunications, financial services and energy industries. With a 70-year heritage, CHR Solutions provides local resources with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Lubbock and Minneapolis, plus global reach and world-class expertise.

CHR Solutions was ranked as the 4th fastest-growing technology company headquartered in Houston by the Houston Business Journal (HBJ) in its 2007 FastTech 50 list published November 16, 2007. CHR also is ranked No. 19 by the HBJ in its list of the largest Houston-area computer network and systems integrators published August 17, 2007.

ABOUT HOUSTON TECHNOLOGY CENTER:
Houston Technology Center (HTC) is a business accelerator that assists Houston-based emerging technology companies in key sectors such as: Energy, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology and NASA-originated technologies. See www.houstontech.org for more information.

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