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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
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
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 Engineer
Gerry Castino

Gerry brings over 20+ years of technology problem solving experience helping our customers to make informed decisions. Through analysis and an emphasis on Presentation Skills, Consultative Selling, and Innovative Thinking, hundreds of companies throughout Michigan have benefited from Gerry’s technical expertise and skill-set.

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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
Kamden McCauley

Kamden exemplifies our commitment to quality customer service. Whether you need to place an order, upgrade your account, make adds/moves/changes, or request information regarding your account, Kamden warmly greets and assists all of our existing and new customers.

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Cellular & Computer Service Manager
Nathan Albertson

As co-owner of a computer service company, Nathan made the easy transition into Cellular and Computer Service here at Anavon. Nathan is certified in cellular repair, computer repair and service, and Dish Network service.

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Cellular & Computer Service Technician
Chris Collins

Chris graduated from NMC with a degree in Computer Information Technology, where he earned his CompTIA A+ and Net+ certifications for computers. He has expanded his skills to include smartphone and tablet repair, along with gaming console diagnostic and repair.

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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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Inside 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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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
Mike Wheaton

Mike has been in the telecommunications industry for over 15 years. With a background in both service and installation, Mike has the ability to service legacy systems that are no longer supported by the manufacturer, and also the skills necessary to install the latest in phone system technology both premise and cloud based.