SPL Integrated Solutions Acquires Texel Corporation
Oct 13, 2005 9:26 AM
SPL Integrated Solutions announced it has acquired Texel from the Orius Corporation. Texel is a leader in the design and installation of infrastructure network cabling for voice, data, and communication systems. It has operated for over 20 years from its headquarters in Reston, Va. The company will now do business as TexelSPL.
“Since most AV systems are now designed to be interconnected to digital IP networks, the dependability and reliability of infrastructure becomes a critical component of successful collaborative communication systems,” says Chad Gillenwater, president and CEO of SPL. “With the acquisition of Texel and the formation of TexelSPL, SPL strengthens our IP-centric offerings, enhances our ability to offer true value-added end-to-end solutions, and differentiates us from other integrators who are just starting to think about these types of solutions.”
Mike Morgan has been hired to manage the day-to-day operations at TexelSPL. He has over 25 years experience in the telecom, network, and electrical infrastructure sectors, most recently with Integrated Electrical Services. “I’m thrilled to be joining SPL, a company that is the industry leader in AV integration and has the vision to see that AV and network infrastructure need to be an integrated solution,” says Morgan. “The network infrastructure and AV sectors are complimentary technologies that will pull through business from each other. Because of the outstanding AV and networking engineering expertise at SPL and TexelSPL, no other integrator is in a better position to capitalize on this new business. We plan to use TexelSPL as the centralized business hub as SPL expands its network solutions nationwide. ”
“SPL’s core strategy and mission is to provide a complete end-to-end set of services for designing, building and managing collaborative communication systems for Fortune 500 companies and large government/educational organizations with the end result of producing a substantial return on investment for those organizations,” says Dennis Cahill, SPL’s executive chairman. “To produce the returns that our clients are demanding, SPL is now providing leading-edge design and installation of network cabling for voice, data and video over IP, designing and integrating AV collaborative communication systems, and offering 24/7 on-site and off-site management, and servicing for our clients’ communication system assets. The Texel acquisition strengthens SPL’s ability to execute our core strategy and mission.”
“SPL’s purchase of Texel is savvy. Structured cabling companies are among the first subcontractors brought into a project—and almost always with the architect. So, with Texel, SPL will know about the potential AV portion of the job well in advance of anyone else— and likely be brought in as a sub-set of Texel,” says Gary Kayye, a partner at Kayye Consulting. “In addition, they gain instant networking expertise, something every AV-integrator is aspiring to have right now.”
For more information about SPL Integrated Solutions, visit www.splis.com.