Unity Telecom mourns the passing of Dave Sherry, President

NEWMARKET, ON, July 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Unity Telecom is sad to announce the death of its founder and President, Dave Sherry, on June 26, 2012.

A lifelong entrepreneur, Dave Sherry founded Unity in 2004 and grew the company to be a North American leader in telecommunications.

"Dave always thought of the company as his extended family - choosing employees with care, encouraging independence, initiative and growth among all employees.  He was a true leader and an inspiring mentor who was always very proud of our team's work to make Unity a success," says his wife Erin Sherry.

A member of the Newmarket Economic Development committee and a large supporter of the York Regional Abuse Program, as well as many other community charities, Mr. Sherry was known throughout the industry for being just as passionate about his friends, family and community as he was about business.

It is his vision for growth and commitment to customers and community that will serve Unity well in its future plans.

Erin Sherry will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer immediately.  In her role as Vice President of Finance, Erin has overseen Unity's finances and administration since its inception. She was part of the strategic team that laid the foundation of the company which has built its presence in every major Canadian city and the U.S. with an office in Arizona.

Mrs. Sherry will be joined by Randy Bergeron, Vice President of Sales, who will take on the role of President.  Mr. Bergeron's early career as a technical engineer and software specialist, as well as his extensive experience in telecommunications operations prepares him well for this position.

"A trusted partner and friend, Randy worked alongside Dave for three decades and has been with Unity since the company was founded.  He has been integral to Unity's tremendous growth, including the deployment of business communications solutions for more than 3,000 customer locations in the last eight years," says Mrs. Sherry.

"Working with Dave, I learned from the very best, and I am dedicated to maintaining the integrity that has always been such an important part of Unity," says Bergeron. "Our team is the best in the industry and we are all passionate about reaching and surpassing our goals."

Avaya named Unity its 2011 Unified Communications Partner of the Year and Marketing Partner of the Year. Unity was named thirteenth on the 2008 Profit Hot 50 and also was awarded Gold for the Best Small Business Solution at CDN's 2008 Channel Elite Awards that same year.

About Unity Telecom
Unity Telecom is a full service communications company, providing consulting, design, implementation and support for best of breed IP-based business communication solutions. Unity representatives have sales and technical certifications on all the products the organization sells and supports, including Avaya Canada, AVST, Cisco, OpenText, and Panasonic Canada. With offices across North America and strong alliance partnerships with certified resellers, Unity Telecom is aptly able to serve businesses of all sizes. For more information visit the Unity Telecom site: www.unitytelecom.net.

SOURCE Unity Telecom

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Pat Lance
Unity Telecom
905-952-2475 x5555

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