Velociti names Powell as president

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Velociti Inc., a global provider of technology deployment services, headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, announced that Deryk Powell has been named president of the company, in addition to his duties as  chief operating officer. Deryk will be responsible for the overall management of the company’s day-to-day activities.

Deryk succeeds Michael Kahn, Velociti’s majority shareholder, who remains chairman and chief executive officer of Velociti and its sister company, CSTK, a distributor of transport temperature control equipment and related products and services for the trucking industry.

The announcement comes as the company prepares to move to its new 41,000-square-foot state-of-the-art operational headquarters in Riverside, MO. The decision to move was necessitated by the company’s expanded facility needs required to accommodate its growing international and domestic customer base.

“I’m truly honored by the recognition,” Powell said. “The Velociti team has done a remarkable job of expanding our areas of focus, enhancing our service offerings and really honing the deployment process for our customers to ensure the best experience and maximum ROI for their projects.”

 The company also announced that Tim Kats has been promoted to the position of vice president and general manager. Tim will be responsible for supervising Velociti’s field operations and facilities. He joined the company in 2000.

 In 2012, Velociti was recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Midwest by the Flyover 50, one of the fastest growing companies by both Ingram’s Magazine and the Kansas City Business Journal and as number 2417 on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies in the United States.