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Former GSA Executive Dennis Groh Joins Granite Government Solutions Team

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Telecommunications, LLC
, a $1.4 billion provider of communications
services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, announced
that Dennis (“Denny”) Groh has been appointed as executive director of
customer excellence. Groh, a former executive for the General Services
Administration (GSA), joins Granite just as the GSA has awarded the
company a spot on its Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract
and is about to begin contract solicitations and awards.

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Dennis Groh has been appointed executive director of customer excellence for Granite Government Solu ...

Dennis Groh has been appointed executive director of customer excellence for Granite Government Solutions. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We’re thrilled to have someone of Denny’s caliber and experience as
part of our senior management team for government solutions,” said Tim
Heaps, general manager, Granite Government Solutions. “With his
expertise and leadership and Granite’s comprehensive communications
solutions, we’re well positioned to win business under the EIS contract
in 2019.”

As an EIS prime contract holder, Granite is authorized to compete for
contracts from individual agencies to provide them with voice services,
virtual private network services, managed network and Ethernet services,
among others. Granite already provides voice and data services to
various federal, state and governmental agencies as well as private
companies, providing a single point of contact for voice and data needs,
creating efficiency and saving costs.

Groh’s mission is to evangelize Granite’s government business growth
goals and objectives, including establishing new business alliances,
cultivating strategies for establishing partnerships and leading new
business expansion projects. He is well-suited for the role with more
than 35 years of experience and success in public and private sector

Most recently, Groh was vice president and chief marketing officer for
Engineering Services Network (ESN), where he led ESN’s growth to $52
million in targeted accounts in the Veterans Administration, U.S. Air
Force and U.S. Army. Previously, he held senior-level management posts
at STG, Siemens, Computer Sciences Corporation and Boeing Information
Systems. At Boeing, he led the win for the single award billion-dollar
Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Integration Contract.

Before working in the private sector, Groh had a lengthy and highly
successful public sector career, which culminated in his appointment as
assistant commissioner at GSA, where he was responsible for managing the
federal government’s $1 billion annual Federal Telecommunications System
2000 (FTS2000) and FTS2001 telecommunications programs supporting more
than 150 government agencies around the world. Additionally, his prior
senior executive service (SES) government experience included positions
as director of the Defense Information Technology Contracting
Organization (DITCO) and director of the Acquisition Management Office
at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which supports 65
departments and agencies located around the world.

About Granite
Granite delivers one-stop communications
solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout
the United States and Canada. The $1.4 billion company serves more than
two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States and has
1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in
2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses to simplify sourcing and
management of local and long-distance phone services with one point of
contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide.
Granite remains the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services
(POTS) and has extended its core value proposition – “one company, one
contact, one bill” – to include a range of advanced business
communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless
WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device
management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite
employs more than 2,100 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass as
well as its government office in McLean, Va., and seven other offices
throughout the U.S. For more information, visit