Petoskey MSP Power IT Acquired by Centaris

CONTACT: Rachelle Moore
PHONE: (248) 284-7100

CONTACT: Del Ingalls
PHONE: (231) 487-2425 Direct; (231) 838-9951 Cell

Centaris Announces Acquisition of Power IT

Troy, MI: May 21, 2013Centaris, an information technology company located in Troy, MI, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Power IT, LLC, a leading Michigan business technology solutions company based in Petoskey, MI. The acquisition will strengthen and drive additional growth for both companies.

“We are beyond excited about this opportunity,” says Centaris President and CEO, Curtis Hicks. “This acquisition of Power IT will give us the ability to extend our geographical reach in the great state of Michigan, as well as extend the services we can offer our clients.”

Centaris will increase its business leverage and services by implementing Power IT’s best practices into its own operations. They will also offer significant backend support to Power IT and their clients. “We believe this new partnership will bring great things for our business and our clients,” Hicks says. “Power IT has grown into an amazing business over the past 13 years with a faithful client base that really speaks for itself. We look forward to the knowledge and experience this opportunity adds to Centaris.”

Founded in 2000, Power IT delivers expert IT solutions to clients across northern and central Michigan. Under the leadership of their founder and CEO, Del Ingalls, the company has grown its expert technical team and implemented industry leading tools and processes to become one of the area’s largest and leading Managed Service Providers.

“The team and I are ecstatic about the acquisition and joining of forces with an organization of such national stature as Centaris,” says Ingalls. “With an amazing leadership team, including SMB PC’s Top 150 Power Player recipient Curtis Hicks, and well recognized industry icon John Bamberger, a staff of 46 strong and a world-class help desk, Centaris adds a significant breadth and depth of expertise unmatched here in the north, maybe in the whole state,” Ingalls says. “Yet with already aligned tools, processes and a culture of a ‘big company IT packaged and priced for small businesses’, our clients won’t lose that local touch. In short, and what I’m most excited about, is that we are now able to bring national caliber IT solutions to northern Michigan with the trust and partnership of a local neighbor.”

Ingalls continues, “A major reason for transacting this deal was the desire to bring Cloud and Hosted solutions to our clients as an available offer. Centaris has already ‘spun up’ a world class data center solution and has hundreds of thrilled clients running their business in the Centaris Cloud. Cloud offerings now available include Cloud email, VoIP/Telephony, server, mobility, collaboration and others. Additionally, we will very soon be offering PCI Compliance services, a very important and needed service for the retail and hospitality markets.” And Ingalls says, “Finally, Centaris, like Power IT, has a very strong expertise and installed base in Healthcare IT and consulting services to meet all the needs of our medical clients. “
Centaris will provide local northern Michigan service under the Power IT name and current staff will be retained in the Petoskey and Traverse City office locations. Ingalls joins Centaris and will become part of the Executive Management Team.

Centaris looks to grow in both the Petoskey and Traverse City area and are pleased to offer: Full hosting services, offsite backup, hosted email, health information technology based services and soon to be announced PCI Compliance services. They also carry a fully-staffed world-class help desk from 7AM – 7PM. Those interested in joining the technical team at the Petoskey and Traverse City office locations are encouraged to apply via email to

For more information please contact Curtis Hicks, Centaris President/CEO at (248) 284-7100 or Del Ingalls at (231) 487-2425.

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