Hickory, N.C. (June 24, 2016) - Network Integrity Systems (NIS), a leader in network infrastructure cyber security, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael LaVallee to the position of Sales Engineer as part of the ongoing expansion of their sales organization.
Mr. LaVallee has more than thirty (30) years of experience serving the U.S. Government beginning with his time served in the U.S. Army, later working for the U.S. Department of Justice, and in his most recent employment at a prominent network systems integrator directly supporting numerous agencies within the Department of Defense. His expertise includes fiber optic network design and construction including classified network infrastructures. Mr. LaVallee is a Registered Communication Distribution Designer (RCDD), a GPON Certified Engineer, and has for many years been certified as a NIS installation partner. Mr. LaVallee has a vast background with telecom standards and is considered a subject matter expert regarding Alarmed-Protective Distribution Systems (PDS).
“As NIS products have grown from a niche to a need, we are experiencing an increasing number of requests for assistance with the design, estimation and implementation of our Layer-1 cyber security solutions. In addition, our ongoing program to expand our Certified Partner network is necessitating the need to expand our internal sales support capabilities. Mike’s credentials and industry-specific experience is a tremendous addition for us, and will create immediate value for our customers and partners,” said Joe Giovannini, President & CEO of Network Integrity Systems. "Mike has also been on the cutting edge of the emerging Secure Passive Optical Network (SPON™) market, having been involved in some of the most prominent projects. As NIS products have been deployed in 100% of the SPON projects to date, Mike brings a key expertise to our company."
“I am looking forward to supporting our Certified Partners as well as our other sales channels in developing compliant, cost effective and efficient cyber security network infrastructure solutions for their customers," said Mr. LaVallee. "My understanding of and past experience with the design and construction of outside plant and inside building infrastructure, both MILCON & civilian, as well as my experience with Alarmed-PDS solutions will help them deliver the best value possible."
In his new role, Mr. LaVallee will report to NIS' VP of Global Sales, Kevin Frazier. He will reside in and work from Tampa, Florida.
About Network Integrity Systems, Inc.
Network Integrity Systems develops and manufactures network infrastructure security products that equip classified U.S. Government networks with a cost effective, accredited and intelligent solution that can be centrally managed from anywhere in the world. These systems provide robust protection against physical infrastructure intrusion attempts, enabling organizations to complete their security compliance checklists in a fast, cost effective manner.