SYRACUSE, NY – Usherwood Office Technology announced Tuesday that it has promoted Ken Stinson to the position of president of the company.
Stinson assumes the title previously held by Lou Usherwood, the company’s CEO, who will continue his work as CEO, the company told CNYBJ in an email.
In his new role with the company, Stinson will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategic planning of the office technology business. Usherwood is headquartered at 1005 W. Fayette St. in Syracuse.
Stinson worked for Usherwood for six years, having served as vice president of sales with an effort that grew the company’s revenue by 49% during that time. Additionally, Stinson helped augment the company’s expansion into New England with the addition of seven new offices and Usherwood’s brand new Odyssey Distribution Center in Auburn, Massachusetts (near Worcester).
Stinson had also worked for more than a decade in the office industry before joining Usherwood, the company noted.
“Ken is the first non-family member to become president of Usherwood Office Technology and our family couldn’t be more proud of our decision,” said Lou Usherwood, CEO of Usherwood Office Technology. “Ken has a holistic view of our industry and a keen sense of what it takes to succeed in the information technology field. Our goal is to double our revenue over the next five years and Ken is the person who will guide us on this path. He has earned the respect of our employees and we are excited to grow into the future with Ken as our core.
Stinson earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University at Buffalo and lives in East Amherst, near Buffalo.
In addition to its Syracuse headquarters, Usherwood also has New York sales and service branches in Binghamton, New Hartford, Watertown, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Jamestown, Potsdam and Plattsburgh. It also has locations outside of New York which include Burlington, Vermont; Hartford, Connecticut; Auburn and Boston, Mass.; Providence, Rhode Island; and Manchester and West Lebanon, New Hampshire, according to the company’s statement.