INDEPENDENCE, OH – July 8, 2014 — / — United Computer Group, Inc. (UCG), an information technology services firm, is pleased to announce that Annemarie Ashcraft has joined the UCG management team as National Account Manager to further develop their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. Annemarie will be responsible for leading sales efforts for UCG’s VAULT400 BaaS, remote hardware disaster recovery, and IBM Power Systems. She will also champion the development of UCG’s Referral Partner Channel for managed services.

Photo: Annemarie Ashcraft

Annemarie comes to UCG with a wealth of experience in IBM Power Systems i and p, having spent the last 23 years at Arrow Electronics, a longtime UCG vendor. Annemarie was UCG’s point of contact in her role as Account Manager at Arrow.

Upon accepting her new role, Annemarie stated “I am excited to begin a new challenge within UCG and look forward to working with the team to further develop their already impressive product and service offerings. I feel fortunate to be joining a well-respected company that prides itself on delivering top notch technology products and services, and customer service excellence. Having worked with UCG for many years, I feel at home already!”

Annemarie will report directly to James A. Kandrac, President and Founder of United Computer Group.  Kandrac said “Annemarie’s experience and industry knowledge has already made her a key addition to the UCG family. The increasing demand from our clients led us to look for an experienced, motivated individual who will fit in with our corporate culture and philosophy of providing high quality solutions and exceptional service to fulfill this role.”

Annemarie graduated from the University of North Texas with a BBA in Strategic Business Management. She lives in Westlake, Ohio with her husband Steve and 17 year old son.

About United Computer Group, Inc. and VAULT400 •
UCG provides cost-effective technology solutions including VAULT400 BaaS and IBM Power Systems, in addition to a wide range of related products and services, all customized to fit the needs of their clients’ current needs and future growth. Founded in 1987, UCG is an IBM Advanced Business Partner specializing in mid-market and enterprise clients. UCG has been rated in the top 1% of IBM Business Partners nationwide.

UCG’s VAULT400 is a premier managed risk mitigation and business continuity planning service for secure online backup and disaster recovery. VAULT400 backs up an entire organization’s business-critical data to UCG’s secure data centers. Safe and off-site, the encrypted data is available online at all times for immediate, user-initiated recovery. VAULT400 works seamlessly within an organization’s existing infrastructure with no additional hardware required.

Media Contact:
James A. Kandrac, President

Source: UCG