In Their Own Words

"USUALLY, when access to financial markets dries up, people do prefer to renovate rather than build new," said Eric F. Anderson, the executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the Associated General Contractors. /

Five Questions With: Eric. F. Anderson

Eric F. Anderson is the executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the Associated General Contractors (RIAGC). The RIAGC is one of a...
MORE IN STORE: Andy Fuss, lead technology engineer at Roger Williams Medical Center, says the adoption of electronic medical records has increased the need for data storage. /

Data storage, backup are hospitals’ 20 TB challenge

The change has affected us all: As communications, documents, images, sound and video have gone digital, our need for data storage has skyrocketed –...
"WE'VE DEVOTED significant time and resources to expanding the scope of our business into new strategic areas that are tremendously exciting and showing good strength even in this rough economy," said Patrick Spratt, chief financial officer at KVH Industries Inc. /

Five Questions With: Patrick Spratt

Patrick Spratt has been chief financial officer at KVH Industries Inc. since 2002, following a 25-year career at the pioneering computer company Digital Equipment...

Hunt’s names Adler new asst. manager

Gerald “Gerry” Adler has been named assistant manager at Hunt’s Photo and Video. Adler began working in the photography and imaging equipment industry at...
"CONTRIBUTORS TO A work force that is part of an information- and knowledge-driven economy need to remain intellectually agile and creative," said Dr. Ken Udas, incoming CEO of UMassOnline. /

Five Questions With: Ken Udas

Dr. Ken Udas will take over as chief executive officer of UMassOnline, the University of Massachusetts’ eight-year-old online education program, on Sept. 14. Udas,...
My clients come to me when their financial or tax matters are beyond their control. /

Attorney Quinn named Chapter 7 trustee for R.I.

Thomas P. Quinn has been appointed to the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island....
"WHEN THE [sales tax] collections process is handled correctly the only financial burden on the business is the time spent preparing the returns," CCR Principal Inez Mello. /

Five Questions With: Inez Mello

Certified public accountant Inez Mello is a principal in the tax services department at CCR, an accounting and business advisory firm with offices in...
Christopher Poe /

Atrion names Poe chief tech officer

Christopher Poe has been promoted to chief technology officer for Atrion Networking Corporation. As CTO, Poe will lead the company in developing and driving...
"YOU START with the phone calls, and the phones have been much busier in the past two months," said Rodman Real Estate Vice President Neil Amper. /

Five Questions With: Neil Amper

When the financial services industry bottomed out in September 2008, the commercial real estate market felt the effects. Reluctant lenders, combined with a contracting...
"PRETTY MUCH any small or medium-sized business has some kind of professional help working with their system," said Tom Zarrella, vice president of business development at Technology Advisory Group in Warwick. /

Five Questions With: Tom Zarrella

Tom Zarrella, vice president of business development at Technology Advisory Group in Warwick, talked with Providence Business News recently about how his company has...
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