US Senator Jack Reed Spotlights Carousel Industries at Job Creation Forum
Carousel Industries, a leader in managed services, mobility, unified communications and visual communications, announced that company CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Gardner travelled to Washington, DC this week to be a featured speaker at a Senate forum on job creation and innovation. U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) invited Mr. Gardner to address a panel of 19 U.S. Senators, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), about the success of his company’s job creation strategies and efforts to spur economic growth.
“In order to shift the economy into a higher gear, we need to put people back to work. Finding new and creative approaches to do that is one of the challenges we face and I am pleased Jeff was able to share his experiences with other business and Congressional leaders,” said Reed.
“I’m honored to have been given the opportunity to address the distinguished Senators yesterday and to share ideas on how we can continue to strengthen our economy,” said Jeff Gardner. “Senator Reed and his colleagues have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to helping business owners and entrepreneurs create new jobs in our communities. I am pleased to have been able to contribute to this initiative.”
Carousel Industries is headquartered in Exeter and employs 250 Rhode Islanders. Since the company’s founding in 1992, Carousel Industries has expanded tremendously, growing an average of 30 percent per year. The company is a global leader in the converged communications industry and has been recognized by leading industry publications as one of the top technology integrators in the U.S., including seven times by Inc. Magazine as among the nation’s fastest growing private companies.
In August 2012 Reed toured Carousel Industries for a firsthand look at the company’s operations in Exeter.