HockeyTech, the worldwide leader in providing technologies for the sport of hockey, today announced several promotions and changes to its key management team. In order to better integrate the company’s operations, HockeyTech successfully consolidated its Boston area broadcast center into its Waterloo Ontario headquarters over this past summer. This consolidation necessitated several changes to the company’s organizational structure to continue to manage the company’s growth and it 70 plus employees.
Dan Halliburton is the company’s new Vice President of Business Development and will report to HockeyTech Founder/CEO Stu Siegel. Dan joined HockeyTech in 2013 upon the acquisition of RinkNet, which he had joined in 2009. He has served as the company’s most senior sales and customer relationship resource, and he has played a key part in the growth of HockeyTech. Prior to joining HockeyTech, Dan was the Director of Scouting for the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit from 2002-2009.
Jeremy Reed is the company’s new Vice President of Operations and will report to HockeyTech COO Jim Price. Jeremy joined HockeyTech in 2015 as the company’s Customer Success Manager, and was promoted to Customer Success Director in 2016. He has been charged with building an integrated team to support all of the elements that touch HockeyTech customers on a day-to-day basis. Prior to joining HockeyTech, Jeremy served in management roles at Communitech, Desire2Learn and OpenText.
Laura Torchia is the company’s new Director of Human Resources and will report to HockeyTech COO Jim Price. Laura joined HockeyTech in 2015 as an HR Generalist, implementing all HR functions in our Canadian office. With the headquarters consolidation, Laura is now charged with the entire company’s HR operations and community relations. Prior to joining HockeyTech, Laura served in HR roles at Cleaver-Brooks, Guardsmark, and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
As part of the strategic decision to consolidate HockeyTech’s operations into Canada, the company’s President Marc Ruskin and Chief HR Officer Linda Buth will change their roles with the company to consultants. Being US-based, Marc, Linda and HockeyTech founder Stu Siegel agreed that continuing in significant operating roles was not in any party’s best interests. Marc was the founder of FASTHockey, which HockeyTech acquired in 2015. Soon thereafter, Marc was appointed as the company’s President and has since played a pivotal role in the growth of HockeyTech. Linda joined HockeyTech in 2015 to integrate the HR functions, office consolidation and culture of the company after HockeyTech’s five acquisitions. Her accomplishments were key to our headquarters relocation to Waterloo and the creation of who HockeyTech is today culturally.
“As company’s grow and adapt, management change is necessary”, said HockeyTech Founder/CEO Stu Siegel. “We have been so fortunate to develop a strong bench on our team of people ready to step up and assume new leadership positions at HockeyTech to continue our rapid growth.”
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