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Press Release -- January 13th, 2011
Source: Birch Communications
Tags: VoIP

Birch Announces Promotion of Tom Stachowiak to Vice President, Information Technology

Atlanta, GA – Jan. 13, 2011 - Birch Communications, a leading IP-based telecom and managed services provider for small and medium-sized businesses, announced today the promotion of Tom Stachowiak to Vice-President, Information Technology. In his new role, Tom will report to Birch chief operating officer Chris Aversano, and will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing the information technology needs of the company.

Tom has held progressively increasing management roles at Birch during the past 6 years. Prior to being named to this new role, Tom served as Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Stachowiak is a 14 year veteran of the telecommunications and information technology industries. Prior to joining Birch in 2005, he spent several years building and operating VoIP soft-switches and application servers as well as conducting research on applying IP technologies to military command and control systems and distance learning.

"Since Tom's arrival at Birch, 6 years ago, he has played a key role in designing, deploying and managing the Birch IP-Network," said Chris Aversano, Birch chief operating officer. "He has also implemented a sound technology roadmap that has been critical to Birch's ability to deliver best-in-class products and a superior customer experience. I now look forward to Tom's continued leadership and critical thinking skills as they apply to managing our Information Technology needs for years to come."

"Tom is a solution-oriented executive who knows how to solve problems quickly and effectively, and he has demonstrated an ability to operate in a complex infrastructure environment," said Vincent Oddo, president and CEO of Birch. "He has always been a valued member of the team and I'm delighted to make this promotion official." Tom will continue to be based out of Birch's Operations Center in Macon, Ga.

About Birch Communications
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Birch Communications provides managed communications and information technology services to a target market of small and medium businesses in select metropolitan areas within 38 states across the United States. Our services include local and long distance voice, broadband Internet access, mobile voice and data, e-mail, voicemail, web hosting, virtual private network, and many other communications and information technology services. Our voice and data services are, in most cases, delivered using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology using our secure IP-Network rather than over the public Internet.

According to Inc .500|5000 magazine in its 2004, 2009 and 2010 rankings, Birch was one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. In 2010, Birch was also named the 7th fastest growing private business in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Please visit www.birch.com for more information.

Contact:
Greg Corwin, Marketing Director
greg.corwin@birch.com
816.300.1686

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