Tech Tidbits from Across New Hampshire

Product of the Year nominations sought, Player gets marketing management role at Consolidated … and more
Deanna Gray

Kemberton, a Portsmouth-based provider of technology-enabled revenue cycle management services to hospitals, has hired Deanna Gray as senior vice president of customer success. Prior to joining Kemberton, Gray held leadership roles in client delivery, operations and sales for Millennia, Change Healthcare and its predecessor entities of RelayHealth/McKesson and Avadyne Health.

The NH Tech Alliance is accepting nominations for its 15th annual Product of the Year competition, which seeks to recognize the achievements of Granite State companies that develop innovative technology products. Application deadline is Sept. 1.

“We’re excited to shine the spotlight on the incredible innovation taking place right here in the Granite State at our Product of the Year award celebration,” said Lisa King, POY committee chair. “This is an unprecedented opportunity not only for inventors to make important new connections, but to increase the visibility of their companies and products right before a prestigious group of NH entrepreneurs.” The nominees and winner will be honored at an Oct. 28 event. To enter or find more information, click here.

Merchants Fleet, the fast-growing Hooksett-based national growing fleet management company, has launched what it calls AdoptEV service, an electric vehicle adoption tool designed to educate fleet managers and others through the electric vehicle purchase process. The company recently joined the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance, an initiative led by the sustainability non-profit Ceres. CEVA promotes expansion and acceleration of EV production as well as the adoption of supportive policies and industry best practices.

Cheryl Chapman of MarketReach Inc., Nashua, has won the Customer Service and Support Manager of the Year award n thus year’s Globee Awards, which honor sales and customer service excellence. MarketReach is a provider of creative services for technology companies,

Cogeco Communications Inc. subsidiary, Atlantic Broadband has agreed to purchase WideOpenWest Inc.’s broadband systems located in Ohio, which serves approximately 688,000 homes and businesses in Cleveland and Columbus. Atlantic Broadband’s market includes several Lakes Region communities as well as Rochester.

BAE Systems Inc. has been awarded another contract to provide Lockheed Martin with additional electronic warfare systems, retrofit kits and spares for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The contract builds on BAE Systems’ delivery of more than 800 electronic warfare/countermeasure systems so far.

Mary Ellen Player has joined Consolidated Communications as the firm’s Manchester-based vice president of market management. She will oversee market expansion and consumer sales for the company. Player most recently was city manager of Google Fiber Charlotte. She held other roles over her 13 years at Google, including as a special assistant to the Google/Motorola chief financial officer.

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