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Employee Highlight: Julie goes the distance

 Most of our customers and partners have spoken to Julie Allen, Inside Sales Manager on the phone or via email. Chances are that if you have purchased anything from us in the past seven years, Julie’s your gal. What you may not know about Julie is that on Sunday, November 10th she is ran in the 8th annual Gateway Bank Outer Banks Marathon in Kitty Hawk, NC. Julie moved down to the Cary area after  graduating from University of Rochester in 2006. Not sure what she wanted to do as far as a career, she applied for an administrative assistant position with Carolina Advanced Digital. At the time, Carolina Advanced Digital was headquartered in Siler City and only had four employees. “I really enjoyed the family atmosphere and knowing that everything that I do makes a positive difference in our customers’ lives,” Julie states. After two years, Julie was given the opportunity to move in to a new position which would focus on customer relations and inside sales. She has also been a coach for Triangle Volleyball Club for several years and looks forward to the new season. But in recent months, training for the marathon has taken a huge chunk of Julie’s time. The OBX Marathon is a 26.2 course that is mostly flat and has two points of elevation—first at the Nags Head Woods Preserve, and at the Washington-Baum Bridge -a 35 foot incline that will lead into Roanoke Island at mile 23. Landmarks that Julie passed included the Wright Brothers Monument and Jockey’s Ridge State Park, home of the largest sand dune on the East Coast....
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Employee Highlight: Harold’s dedication to lifelong learning

Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc.’s new Pro Services Manager is Harold Underwood. Originally from Richmond, VA, Harold comes to us with over thirty years of expertise in the IT business and  brings a range of experiences such as repairing mainframe computers to managing staff for an internet service provider. As Pro Services Manager, Harold will oversee and manage all customer projects that range from consulting clients for network infrastructure projects to the implementation of turnkey solutions. One of the things that struck us about Harold was his strong desire to continue his own learning and his commitment to sharing his knowledge through education. When we heard Harold was teaching college-level information systems courses at the local ITT Technical Institute, we were curious to learn more! About a year ago, Harold was approached with a teaching opportunity at ITT Technical Institute’s Cary campus. “Someone thought I was good at explaining complicated concepts in simple terms,” Harold noted when asked why he was chosen to be considered. Becoming an instructor is no easy feat. The college requires potential instructors to undergo a battery of tests to evaluate their application of cognitive and emotional skills needed to shape minds. A presentation to the IT chair at the college is also required; Harold’s topics of IPTV multicasting technologies sealed the deal. Currently, twice a week Harold teaches classes on networking and information security technologies to eager students in the Associate of Applied Science Network Administration program at the Cary, NC campus. In the past year, Mr. Underwood has taught five different disciplines, all focused on the growing need for reliable, private and secure infrastructure...
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