Pantek and Metisentry Merge

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce, Pantek has merged with Akron, Ohio-based Metisentry.

As a leading force in full IT stack offerings, Metisentry has been providing integrated business software and datacenter systems for the last 10 years.

Pantek and Metisentry merge to create a Linux and Open Source based hosting, consulting & development powerhouse. Bringing these teams together allows for the expansion of full stack knowledge creating an even more robust offering for clients. Not only do these two teams provide similar services but, perhaps even more importantly, we share the same dedication to customer service.

The deal made sense for Pantek because its clients want to work with a firm that has “high-end knowledge related to the full IT stack regarding software, data center, security, integration, and combining with Metisentry definitely allows us to have even more capabilities,” Pantek’s CEO Mike Fischer said in a news release announcing the deal.

What does this mean to our existing clients?  Pantek will now have expanded depth into the development and application integration, on top of the existing high level Linux expertise they’re used to and value. This merger allows for even more capabilities in the services they currently have and have been requesting. The Pantek team that they know and love is still here for them, too. Pantek’s leadership team is still in place including Mike Fischer who will retain the role of CEO and Pantek’s Founder, Richard Zack, who will retain the role of CTO.

As for Metisentry clients, Metisentry has significantly increased their Linux hosting and virtualization expertise. This expansion will greatly enhance their service offerings. The Metisentry team and processes they’ve come to know and love are all still here for them. Metisentry Founder, Marling Engle, will retain an active leadership role as the merged company’s President overseeing daily operations, workflow and management.

While the merger was officially effective January 1, 2017, there is much to transition. For the time being, it’s business as usual. There are no immediate changes to company names, brand, payment processing, support requests and the like. This is truly a merger, not an acquisition. Pantek and Metisentry are working together to ensure a seamless merge. The new leadership team will be selecting the best practices among the current services and processes, in order to build upon and maintain the enterprise class service.

We encourage all to stay tuned to the Pantek website and social media pages to receive additional details as they unfold including the new features and benefits that will be available to Pantek + Metisentry clients.

Richard Zack

Richard Zack

Richard is an entrepreneur, manager and Open Source Software professional with over 20 years of Linux and Open Source Software experience. The original founder of Pantek, Richard built Pantek from the ground up, and as Chief Technical Officer he leads all technology teams and operations of Pantek. Richard's career includes extensive experience with acquisitions, technology and staff management, business development, infrastructure engineering, and system administration. Richard is a guru with most Linux and Open Source Software and platforms, and is a Red Hat Certified Engineer.
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