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President
Russ Madsen

As president of Anavon Technology Group, Russ has transformed the telecommunications landscape in Northern Michigan. With 22 years in the industry, and having built a company that services over 3,500 local businesses, Russ has the professional experience and knowledge to provide you and your business with all of it's telecommunications needs.

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Vice President
Michael Madsen

As Vice President, Michael manages the scheduling, procedure implementation, and future expansion plans for Anavon. Additionally, Michael is responsible for ensuring that cost effective operations and infrastructure are in place, and develops highly productive relationships and partnerships for the benefit of Anavon.

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Sales Manager
John Waslawski

An entrepreneur at heart, John was once the co-owner of a company that provided P2P data and internet services to businesses throughout Northern Michigan. His experience in both provisioning and sales helps our customers not only find the perfect solution for their telecom needs, but also the continued support after the sale ensuring that our customers are always happy.

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Sales
Jim Schopieray

With a diverse background in sales and marketing, combined with over 20 years of telecommunications experience, Jim has the ability and knowledge to serve your company with all of it's telecommunications needs.

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Sales
Mark Garrett

Mark's vast knowledge of our product line enhances his ability to help determine the products that will improve your business efficiency. Through a brief conversation to assess what technology products you already currently use, Mark will work with our sales team to provide your business with a seamless solution.

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Bookkeeping
Tressa Clark

As our bookkeeper, Tressa communicates directly with our customers and vendors. Her exceptional organizational skills, communication skills, and a passion for patient customer service make Tressa a true asset to the Anavon Team.

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Customer Service Representative
Amber Anderson

As a customer service representative, Amber answers many of the phone calls that come through our office each day. If you require the addition or changing of services, system programming changes, or would like to order additional equipment, Amber is our go-to professional.

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Customer Service Representative
Jenn Beebe

Jenn comes from an extensive background in customer service. Whether you need to place an order, upgrade your account, make adds/moves/changes, or request information regarding your account, Jenn warmly greets and assists all of our existing and new customers.

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Customer Service Representative
Kristina Hathaway

The always friendly voice answering the phone will more than likely be Kristina. She may answer the phone as ``KK``, but know that you will be recieving the best customer service under her care. Kristina is incredibly knowledgeable about the Hosted platform, customer records, and you may even meet her in the field as a phone system trainer.

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Cellular & Computer Service Technician
Reed Deemer

Reed is currently attending NMC while assisting us in various fields, from performing technician work like running cable and installing telephone systems, to working with Nathan in our Technology Center. He has expanded his skills to include smartphone and tablet repair, along with gaming console diagnostic and repair.

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Cellular & Computer Service Technician
Doug Wickstrom

After working with a major network carrier for several years, Doug brings to Anavon his experience of working with those carriers, and the knowledge of how to troubleshoot any carrier issues you may have. In addition, Doug provides valuable assistance to Reed in our Smartphone and Computer Repair department

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Inside Sales Manager
Chad Kimbel

Chad is a key asset to our company - he is responsible for qualifying leads and prospects for our sales team, building a solid inside sales/lead generation team, and ensuring that our customers information is captured in our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

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Senior Lead Technician
Jeff Jordan

As our Senior Lead Technician, Jeff has the knowledge and experience to work on virtually all phone systems. With a wall of certifications, Jeff is qualified to service your phone system, provide and install new phone systems, along with running cable, cross connecting, and installing paging systems.

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Field Technician
Ben Shifferd

Ben brings to our team 10 years of experience in cabling, cross connecting phone systems, and data networking. From jack installations and patch panel implementations, to identifying and resolving complex telecommunications issues for a variety of end users, Ben is capable of handling it all.

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Field Technician
Ken Heinisch

Ken has a real attention to detail, and a work ethic to match. Ken brings to our team a knowledge in premise based phone systems, structured cabling, and network cabling organization. Having only joined Anavon recently, Ken has been quick to pick up our surveillance installation processes, and VoIP services.

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Field Technician
Kobi Amor

Having worked in several areas of the technology industry, Kobi is well versed in wireless networking, surveillance systems, and computer repair services. In a previous position, Kobi managed a team of support technicians, and provided basic networking support for a large medical facility.