John Lyons promoted to NACR CEO
North American Communications Resource Inc. named John Lyons president and CEO of the Eagan-based technology firm.
Lyons will replace founder Tom Roles who is retiring from NACR. The announcement was made on Thursday by John McKenna, CEO of Eagan-based ConvergeOne, the parent company of NACR.
“With his impressive leadership skills and industry experience, John has already played an important role in the growth of the ConvergeOne companies,” McKenna said in a news release. “We are excited about his new role in helping to shape the future of NACR.”
In April 2012, Lyons was named executive vice president of services for NACR in which he led the company’s maintenance and managed services operations.
“Under Tom’s guidance, NACR has earned a reputation of trusted adviser, delivering expert services and personalized levels of support to help customers maximize their communications environments,” Lyons said in a written statement. “My goal is to continue that vision as we expand NACR’s strategic services in order to provide even greater value for customers’ evolving technology and business needs.”
Prior to joining NACR, Lyons served as president for more than two years at S1 IT Solutions, another company owned by ConvergeOne that specializes in infrastructure, virtualization and optimization of customer computing environments as well as IT consulting. At that time, Lyons also oversaw NorthPark Group, SimpliCTI and served as vice president of corporate development at ConvergeOne.
Lyons has more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry and previously served as senior vice president at Siemens IT Solutions and Services and as CEO of Mimeo.com before that. Lyons began his career at IBM shortly after graduating from Syracuse University.