Waypoint Earns Ranking as One of Charlotte’s Fastest Growing Companies
CHARLOTTE, NC – December 10, 2013 – Waypoint, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, has been recognized in the Charlotte Business Journal’s Fast 50 rankings for the fourth consecutive year. By earning the 28th spot, Waypoint is one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Charlotte region.
“Our growth is an illustration of our commitment to excellence in the services we deliver, the partnerships that we develop and the employee relationships we nurture. It is an honor to have our named called among the impressive list of business leaders included in this list,” said Dan Wilson, Waypoint’s founder and president.
The Charlotte Business Journal honors the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the region. This year’s rankings were even more competitive than previous years because the number of submitting companies doubled from 2012 to 2013. Each company’s position is determined by its growth percentage maintained over a three-year period, illustrating their abilities to move forward in spite of adversity and lead their peers in entrepreneurial excellence. These companies bring best practices to the table in their respective industries, offering their peers opportunities to listen and learn.
Waypoint Offers Managed Services to Meineke and Maaco Stores Across the U.S.
Sponsorship of Meineke and Maaco Events Illustrates Waypoint’s Commitment to Delivering Nationwide Excellence
CHARLOTTE, NC – December 3, 2013 – Waypoint, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, is pleased to announce that it is offering Managed Services – including remote helpdesk and onsite support – to all U.S. Meineke and Maaco stores. Available via Waypoint’s relationship with Charlotte-based Driven Brands, the IT services provider can help dealers take advantage of the benefits that Managed IT Services can provide to them.
Waypoint’s sponsorship of two events – The Meineke International Dealer Convention in Boca Raton, Florida, and the Maaco Annual Convention in Cabo San Lucas that took place in October in just a few days – gives them a platform for sharing this new IT opportunity with the dealers of more than 5,000 Meineke and Maaco locations across the United States.
“Our franchisees want to focus on providing their customers with #MAACOVERs or in helping them customers Drive a Little Smarter™. Providing them with the right partners to help with their IT needs is a great way of freeing up their time so they can focus on their customers. We’re excited to extend the same great service and support we receive at corporate to our franchisee-partners” comments Danny Rivera, CIO for Maaco, Meineke, and Driven Brands.
Waypoint’s Managed IT Services can help Meineke and Maaco dealers:
- Maximize the technology they have
- Integrate new technologies into their businesses
- Stabilize their IT budgets
- Improve their operations and the reliability of their systems
“The professionals we are meeting at the dealer events have car knowledge that goes beyond what I could ever imagine. But they don’t have expertise in technology and how to use technology to operate their business on a higher level and to provide a better experience to their customers,” adds Wilson. “We can be their IT department, help them make the most of the technology that they invest in – taking all of those worries off their hands.”
Waypoint Recognized as One of Charlotte’s Best Places to Work
CHARLOTTE, NC – November 19, 2013 – Waypoint, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, has been recognized as one of the Charlotte area’s Best Places to Work by the Charlotte Business Journal. Waypoint placed 39th among Charlotte’s small businesses. The awards were bestowed to not only small businesses but medium and large organizations who participated in the rigorous selection process.
“The quality of workplace culture is key excellence in delivering services to customers. Beyond that, we want to make sure that our culture is giving our employees what they need to excel as a team and as individuals,” said Dan Wilson, Waypoint’s founder and president. “We’re proud to be recognized among this impressive list of business leaders.”
This year’s results illustrate that Charlotte’s employers showed an extraordinary workplace engagement rating – higher than any other market in the U.S. The Charlotte Business Journal’s 2013 Best Places to Work ranking were determined by aggregating the results of detailed employee surveys by Quantam Workplace, an independent human-resources survey company. Each survey question was assigned a point value, which was used in determining each company’s final score.
Waypoint Recognized in Exclusive Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies for Second Year
IT Services Provider Ranks No. 2310 with a Three-Year Growth Rate of 158%
CHARLOTTE, NC – September 1, 2013 – Waypoint, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, has been recognized by Inc. as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Waypoint’s ranking at number 2310 was earned with a 3-year revenue growth rate of 158 percent. Waypoint places 69th when ranked with other North Carolina-based private companies on the List.
“Our team is committed to excellence. Providing the best possible services to customers is at the core of our growth,” said Dan Wilson, Waypoint’s founder and president. “We’re very proud to have been recognized by Inc. Magazine for a second year.”
Even in a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
EO Charlotte Executive Board Headed Up by Waypoint’s Dan Wilson
Charlotte Entrepreneurs’ Organization Looks to Wilson for Chapter Leadership
CHARLOTTE, NC – August 15, 2013 – Waypoint, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, is congratulates its founder and president, Dan Wilson, for his election as president of EO Charlotte, the local chapter of the globally recognized Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Wilson will lead an Executive Board and join several other Charlotte business leaders in continuing the success of the previous board and furthering the chapter’s goals for 2013-2014.
“EO Charlotte is a resources and a support system for Charlotte entrepreneurs and business leaders. I see the benefits from membership in this group reveal themselves in the decision we make, goals we set and success we celebrate at Waypoint,” comments Wilson.
“We have aggressive goals for the coming year and will follow-up the excitement of hosting NERVE 2013 with events and education that will continue on the same quality level as what NERVE shared,” said Wilson. “We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished but want to continue to move forward each year by leveraging technology, the Internet and the innovative minds of our members.“
Wilson started Waypoint 10 years ago, and has led its growth to employ a team of 23 who serve more than 270 clients. Revenue growth prompted Inc. Magazine to include Waypoint at No. 1787 in last year’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country and the Charlotte Business Journal to include the company in its Fast 50 program for three years. He has been a member of EO Charlotte since 2009 and has served in Executive Board positions since 2010.
Waypoint President Dan Wilson Recognized as a Top Charlotte-Area CIO
Leadership is Catalyst for IT Services Company’s Growth
CHARLOTTE, NC – July 23, 2013 – Waypoint, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, is proud to congratulate its founder and president, Dan Wilson, for his recent recognition as one of Charlotte’s Top CIOs. TheCharlotte Business Journal hosted a luncheon celebration on July 11 that honored its five category winners as well as the finalists for each of the groups. Wilson’s recognition as a finalist in the Small to Midsized Business category of the inaugural CIO of the Year Awards for the Charlotte Business Journal is the result of his vision and leadership.
Wilson joined many luncheon attendees as well as the other finalists in celebrating the successes of the winners and the excitement of being among the group distinguished by the Charlotte Business Journal’s inaugural CIO of the Year Awards program.
Wilson started Waypoint 10 years ago, and has led its growth to employ a team of 23 who serve more than 270 clients. Revenue growth prompted Inc. Magazine to include Waypoint at No. 1787 in last year’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country and the Charlotte Business Journal to include the company in its Fast 50 program for three years.
“This recognition illustrates what an amazing team Waypoint is. The growth and success for which this honor was bestowed are the fruits of our combined efforts,” comments Dan Wilson, President of Waypoint. “I wouldn’t be here today without their expertise, perseverance and enthusiasm.”
Waypoint is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, and has offices in key cities on the East Coast to provide businesses and organizations with expert IT services.
Waypoint is Behind-the-Scenes Resource for Atlanta Area YMCA Computer Lab
Bainbridge-Decatur YMCA Gives Kids a Homework Haven
CHARLOTTE, NC – June 25, 2013 – Waypoint, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, recently worked with the Bainbridge-Decatur YMCA and its other volunteer resources to make sure that Jim Holton, the Bainbridge-Decatur YMCA’s sports director, had what he needed to complete his brainchild – a computer lab specifically designed for kids to use in doing homework. Waypoint became acquainted with the project through Holton and provided behind-the-scenes financial support to ensure that the IT needs for the lab were met.
“We’re elated that we’ve been able to have a role in expanding the availability of technology to this group of kids. Projects like this have so many underlying components that just can’t be donated so we felt that through financial support we could be engaged even without being on-site to put the computer lab in place,” comments Tony Shannon, VP/Partner of Waypoint. “It is important that these kids have the tools they need to learn and to become adults who can enjoy contributing back to their community one day.”
Waypoint is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, and has offices in key cities on the East Coast, including Atlanta, to provide businesses and organizations with expert IT services.
“Our headquarters is in Charlotte, however, our clients and IT resources are located up and down the East Coast and in many areas around the globe. It is important to us that we support the communities where our clients serve their customers,” adds Waypoint President Dan Wilson. “Supporting educational resources for area children helps to ensure that our clients can continue hiring qualified employees locally. Our role is small and fills a very basic need, but it makes a difference to real families immediately and to businesses as these kids grow up.”
Read more about the Bainbridge-Decatur YMCA’s program in this recent newspaper article.
Learn more about Waypoint at the company’s website, www.waypointsg.com.
Inc. Magazine’s Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies Includes Charlotte-Based Waypoint
Three-Year Sales Growth of 158% Earns Waypoint Inc. 500|5000 Ranking of #1787
CHARLOTTE, June 11, 2013 – Inc. magazine has ranked Waypoint No. 1787 in its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Unified Payments topped the 2012 list. Waypoint joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on the 2012 list.
“We are very honored and humbled to be listed in this prestigious ranking. We have worked hard over the past 3 years and I am very proud of our entire team.” said Dan Wilson, president and chief executive officer, Waypoint.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remained an impressive 97 percent. The companies on the 2012 list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
Navigating the Sea of Technology-Published Article
Greater Charlotte Biz Magazine calls Waypoint a beacon of IT services and support. See article here.
Business Leader Magazine Ranks Waypoint Solutions Group One of the Top Small Businesses of the South
Waypoint Solutions Group, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, has been named one of the Top 145 Businesses in the South by Business Leader magazines Top 300 Small Business in the South. Business Leader ranks the top small businesses of the South each year. Rankings are based on financial performance, business achievement, and community involvement. Read more…
WAYPOINT SOLUTIONS GROUP’S DAN WILSON NAMED TO MSPMENTOR’S 250
CHARLOTTE, NC – October 4, 2011 – Dan Wilson, President & CEO of WaypointSolutions Group, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, has been named to The MSPmentor 250, an annual executive listing and report produced by MSPmentor and its owner, Nine Lives Media Inc. The report features CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, entrepreneurs, marketing experts, association leaders and other top minds who are shaping the global managed services ecosystem.
Waypoint and Charlotte Techsupport LLC Merge
CHARLOTTE, NC – September 23, 2010 – Waypoint Solutions Group, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, has significantly expanded its Charlotte presence by entering into a merger agreement with Charlotte-based Charlotte Techsupport LLC. Tony Shannon, former president of Charlotte Techsupport, will become a partner and serve as Waypoint’s Vice President to focus on strategic business development and long-term client partnerships.
WAYPOINT SOLUTIONS GROUP CEO DAN WILSON NAMED ONE OF CHARLOTTE’S TOP 50 ENTREPRENEURS
CHARLOTTE, NC – March 5, 2010 – Dan Wilson, President and CEO of Waypoint Solutions Group, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, has been named one of “Charlotte’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs” by Business Leader Charlotte magazine.
WAYPOINT SOLUTIONS GROUP AND CAROLINA COMPUTER NETWORK SOLUTIONS MERGE THEIR BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Charlotte, NC – March 4, 2010 – Charlotte-based IT Managed Services and Project Management company, Waypoint Solutions Group and Carolina Computer Network Solutions, have announced that they have merged their businesses into the Waypoint Solutions Group effective from January 2010. In its 10th year of business, Waypoint now has four service centers in the United States : Its headquarters in Charlotte, NC, and offices in Miami, FL, Greenville, SC and Winston-Salem, NC.
WAYPOINT SOLUTIONS GROUP EXPANDS SOUTH CAROLINA GROWTH, PRODUCTS, AND CUSTOMER RELATIONS
GREENVILLE, SC – March 4, 2010 – Waypoint Solutions Group, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, has significantly expanded its South Carolina presence by entering into a merger agreement with Greenville-based Network Minders Solutions LLC. Glenn Poupore, former president of Network Minders, will serve as Waypoint’s Regional Sales Manager for South Carolina to focus on strategic business development and longterm client partnerships throughout the state.
WAYPOINT SOLUTIONS GROUP CONTINUES REMARKABLE GROWTH BY ESTABLISHING NEW SOUTH FLORIDA SERVICE CENTER
MIAMI – March 1, 2010 – Waypoint Solutions Group, a global leader in Information Technology Managed Services and Solutions, has expanded its Florida presence with the hiring of seasoned business executive Darriel Prestegaard as Regional Sales Manager for Florida.
Charlotte’s Waypoint Solutions Group: Now Four Offices Nationally
CHARLOTTE, NC – November 9, 2009 – Waypoint Solutions Group President Dan Wilson announced this week that the Charlotte-based firm has just opened its fourth national office. The IT managed service company is headquartered, in Charlotte, NC, and adds this new branch office in Miami, FL.
WAYPOINT SOLUTIONS GROUP PRESIDENT RECOGNIZED AMONG WORLD’S TOP 250 MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDER EXECUTIVES
CHARLOTTE, NC – September 16, 2009 – Waypoint Solutions Group President Dan Wilson has been named to the MSPmentor 250 by industry voice MSPmentor and Nine Lives Media Inc.
Each year, MSPMentor identifies the world’s top 250 managed service provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs and experts based on responses within more than 1,000 worldwide surveys from MSPs, Software as a Service (SaaS) experts, and other industry peers.
MSPAlliance Announces First Group of Certified Managed Services Professionals
Chico, CA (PRWEB) – May 11, 2009 – The International Association of Managed Service Providers (MSPAlliance – www.mspalliance.com) today announced the first group of individuals to pass the Certified Managed Services Professional (CMSP) exam. 15 individuals who sat for the CMSP exam on April 30, 2009 have passed the written exam and have met the educational and work experience criteria required to become a Certified Managed Services Professional.
Waypoint Solutions Group Nominated for 2009 MSPAlliance Leadership and Innovation Award
CHARLOTTE, NC – March 9, 2009 – Waypoint Solutions Group President Dan Wilson has been nominated for a Leadership and Innovation Award by MSPAlliance, the world’s largest professional association and accrediting body for the Managed Services Provider (MSP) industry.
Dan Wilson ranked in the Top 250 Managed Service Provider Executives
CHARLOTTE, NC – August 12, 2008 – Waypoint Solutions Group President Dan Wilson has been named to the MSPmentor 250 by industry voice MSPmentor and Nine Lives Media Inc.
Each year, MSPMentor identifies the world’s top managed service provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs and experts based on responses within more than 1,000 worldwide surveys from MSPs, software as a service (SaaS) experts, and other industry peers.
Waypoint Solutions Group to Present at Upcoming MSP Alliance Summit
CHARLOTTE, NC – March 25, 2008 – Charlotte based Waypoint Solutions Group announced that founder and President Dan Wilson will be a keynote speaker and panelist at the upcoming MSP Alliance Managed Services Summit on Monday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 1 2008. The conference, the only official Managed Services Summit for the Managed Services Industry, will be held at the Westin hotel in downtown Atlanta, GA.
Wilson, with over 20 years of Information Technology experience, founded Waypoint Solutions Group in 2000. By providing customized technology solutions to businesses worldwide, Wilson has grown Waypoint to over 100 current clients. The net result for Waypoint customers is a dramatically improved IT infrastructure that speeds the flow of business.
Wilson will utilize his experience in presenting the topic “Selecting the Right Vendor,” at the upcoming MSP Alliance Managed Services Summit. This event provides education, networking, best practices and strategic business planning shared by veteran industry leaders from around the world.
“I’m looking forward to the Atlanta summit,” said Dan Wilson. “MSP Alliance provides a great platform for Information Technology leaders to come together and learn best practices and new innovational ideas from each other. I am honored that I have been asked to present.”
Waypoint was recently awarded a spot on the distinctive MSPmentor 100 list recognizing the top Managed Service Providers nationwide and for the past two years has been recognized as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, demonstrating dedicated focus to their Microsoft customers.
Waypoint Solutions Group Named to MSPmentor 100
CHARLOTTE, NC – February 4, 2008 – Charlotte based Waypoint Solutions Group, with expertise in active directory, messaging, systems management and web solutions to companies worldwide, was the only Charlotte company named in MSPmentor 100. This distinctive list recognizes IT managed service providers, integrators and consultants who vastly improve customer service for their clients.
Through managed services, Waypoint Solutions Group delivers proactive, 24/7 customer care to small, midsize and large enterprises. The net result for customers is a dramatically improved IT infrastructure that speeds the flow of business.
“Our goal is to customize the Information Technology solutions our clients need so they can better focus on their core business initiatives,” said Dan Wilson, President of Waypoint. “Being recognized in the MSPmentor100 list shows us we are doing the right things as we grow our organization and our client base.”
Waypoint has experienced significant growth over the past year including their customer list up from 4 major clients to the current 64. The number of employees has doubled to 30 current staff members and they have created 150% revenue gain over the past 12-months. A second Charlotte office opened in January near Lake Norman, allowing Waypoint to offer more convenient client services on the north and south sides of Charlotte.
Waypoint has also been recognized for the past two years as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, demonstrating dedicated focus to their Microsoft customers. The addition of the MSPmentor 100 award to Waypoint’s accolades allows for benefits including access to networking, training and support giving a competitive advantage in the market.
“Qualifying for the MSPmentor 100 is an amazing accomplishment,” said Joe Panettieri, editorial director of MSPmentor, published by Nine Lives Media Inc. “We analyzed the business performance of over 500 technology consulting firms and managed service providers worldwide. Only the ‘best-of-the-best’ landed on the MSPmentor 100 list.”
The complete MSPmentor 100 report, along with comprehensive coverage of the managed services market, can be found at www.mspmentor.net
Waypoint Solutions Group retains Microsoft Gold Certified Partnership
CHARLOTTE, NC., May 1, 2007 – Waypoint Solutions Group today announced it has earned Gold Certified status in Microsoft Corp.’s Partner Program recognizing Waypoint’s expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace for a second consecutive year.
As a Gold Certified Partner, Waypoint has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customer needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits including access, training, and support that gives them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Waypoint has completed infrastructure projects for a wide range of clients including CSX World Terminals, Dubai Ports World, DP World Americas, Horizon Lines, Partners In Care, and Florida Technology Management Services.
“We are extremely proud to have retained our Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program. The certified status allows us to undoubtedly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Daniel R. Wilson, President of Waypoint Solutions Group. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified membership will allow us to continue to develop the offerings that we provide to our customers.”
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft’s continuing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The Microsoft Partner Program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.
Waypoint Solutions Group partners with Ingram Micro for purchasing
CHARLOTTE, NC., April 2, 2007 – Waypoint Solutions Group today announced it has entered into a partnership with the world’s largest technology distributor, Ingram Micro.
As a partner of Ingram Micro, Waypoint Solutions Group now has the purchasing power that allows them to meet all the needs of their clients. Ingram Micro’s distribution center allows for purchasing of hardware, software and licensing. Waypoint Solutions Group currently purchases more than five hundred thousand dollars worth of hardware and software for their clients.
“Creating the partnership with Ingram Micro will allow us to better serve our clients. We are extremely proud to be partners with Ingram Micro. The purchasing vehicle allows us to undoubtedly serve all of our clients with all of their hardware, software, and licensing needs,” said Daniel R. Wilson, President of Waypoint Solutions Group.
About Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro Inc. is the world’s largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution.
Since its beginnings in 1979, Ingram Micro has connected technology solution providers with vendors worldwide, identifying markets and technologies that shape the IT industry. Today, Ingram Micro remains at the forefront of the global technology marketplace, bringing the latest products and services to market and finding new ways to bring value to our customers. The company offers a broad array of solutions and services to nearly 165,000 resellers by distributing and marketing hundreds of thousands of IT products worldwide from nearly 1,400 suppliers. Through Ingram Micro Logistics, the company provides customizable services for order management and fulfillment, contract manufacturing, contract warehousing, product procurement, product pack out and cartonization, reverse logistics, transportation management, customer care, credit and collection management services, and other value chain services. Ingram Micro serves 100 countries and is the only global IT distributor with operations in Asia.
Ingram Micro is a member of the Global Technology Distribution Council.
Dubai Ports World Americas selects Waypoint Solutions Group to provide Managed Services
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2007 – DP World Americas, L.L.C. (DPWA), one of the world’s leading port operators, has selected Charlotte-based Waypoint Solutions Group to provide managed services of its extensive computer networks, hardware and electronic messaging systems.
The exclusive three-year agreement allows Waypoint Solutions Group to provide DPWA with network monitoring, proactive systems support, vendor management and a 24×7 held desk. Waypoint will provide Information Technology strategic direction for DPWA and it 5 regional ports located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Caucedo, Dominican Republic, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lima, Peru, and Cabello, Venezuela.
DP World Americas is part of Dubai World and has led Dubai’s extraordinary transformation into one of the world’s leading trade and commerce hubs. Dubai is the second largest of the seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates and ranks as the country’s leading commercial centre.
Horizon Lines Hires Waypoint Solutions Group For Managed Messaging in U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 01, 2006 ─ Horizon Lines ─ the nation’s leading domestic ocean container shipping and logistics company, providing cargo transportation services between the continental U.S. and Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico ─ has signed a three-year agreement engaging Charlotte-based Waypoint Solutions Group to provide Managed Messaging Services to Horizon’s server locations in 7 U.S. states, Guam and Puerto Rico. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Horizon Lines, LLC was recognized by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as the 2005 recipient of the company’s annual “Carrier of the Year Award” for the Jones Act trades. Horizon Lines provides Wal-Mart ocean transportation and logistics services between the continental U.S. and Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
Under terms of the agreement, Waypoint will manage day-to-day operations of Horizon Lines’ global messaging environment and strategic computer network engineering to support it. Horizon Lines’ global messaging environment supports more than 1000 users and includes more than 16 messaging servers (Microsoft Exchange), front-end Internet gateways, and a Blackberry Enterprise server.
Waypoint will manage the Horizon Lines messaging server network that connects its personnel in Dallas, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Elizabeth, N.J.; Long Beach and Oakland, Calif.; Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Anchorage, Alaska; Guam; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Don Rowley, Sr. Manager of Infrastructure with Horizon Lines, said his company chose Waypoint because “Waypoint has an excellent reputation for their expertise, knowledge of and experience with the particular network and messaging needs of companies within the international logistics arena. At Horizon Lines, partner with customers and vendors who share our values of credibility and service proficiency. We believe Waypoint fits that profile.”
About Horizon Lines
Horizon Lines, LLC is the nation’s leading Jones Act container shipping and integrated logistics company, operating 16 U.S.-flag vessels on routes linking the continental United States with Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Horizon Lines also owns Horizon Services Group, an organization with a diversified offering of cargo management and tracking services being marketed to shippers, carriers, and other supply chain participants. Horizon Lines, LLC and Horizon Services Group are wholly owned subsidiaries of Horizon Lines, Inc., which trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HRZ.
Managed Messaging Expert Lucia Wagoner Joins Waypoint Solutions Group
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2006 ─ Lucia Wagoner has joined Charlotte-based Waypoint Solutions Group as an Enterprise Messaging Administrator based in Jacksonville, Fla.
Waypoint Solutions Group, founded in 2003, is one of the Southeast’s foremost providers of Active Directory, Managed Messaging, Systems Management and Web solutions to Fortune 1000 companies which have a regional, national, or international presence. Through its Charlotte, N.C., headquarters and a branch office in Englishtown, N.J., Waypoint focuses on design, implementation, management, migration and web solutions for the Microsoft environment.
Wagoner brings to Waypoint extensive experience in large, comprehensive email systems, specific technologies such as BlackBerry messaging, and a breadth of troubleshooting experience. Her career includes six years’ experience providing these services for major transportation and logistics firms with a global presence. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science cum laude with a minor in Mathematics from Florida State University.
Along with Wagoner, Waypoint’s principals possess more than 40 years’ combined Information Technology experience. They have served customers in the transportation, military, medical and retail markets around the world in such diverse locations as Hong Kong, the Dominican Republic, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.
Waypoint Solutions Group featured in the Charlotte Business Journal
Waypoint Solutions Group was featured in the Small Business profile of the October 14th, 2005 issue of the Charlotte Business Journal. The story focuses on Waypoint’s relationship with Dubai Ports International.
Dubai Ports International selects Waypoint Solutions Group
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 31, 2005 – Dubai Ports International (DPI), one of the world’s leading port operators, has selected Charlotte-based Waypoint Solutions Group to manage and/or maintain its extensive computer networks and hardware, electronic messaging systems and traditional land-line-based and Voice Over Internet Protocol (voIP) telecommunications systems.