Michael Rockert Joins Advance2000 Canada


Former Siemens and Xerox Executive Michael Rockert Joins Advance2000 Canada

BUFFALO, NY — Feb. 26, 2013 — Advance2000, a full-service IT solutions provider, announced today that Michael Rockert has joined the company as President of Advance2000 Canada in Toronto. Rockert brings more than 20 years of information technology expertise in sales management, finance, general management and international experience to Advance2000.

“Advance2000 is pleased that Michael is joining us and bringing years of knowledge and leadership expertise in delivering enterprise IT solutions to companies all across the continent,” said Advance2000 CEO Brian Maouad. “Michael has a strong passion and belief in Advance2000’s mission and long-term vision, and will play a key role in helping us expand our global growth strategy in Canada. We are honored to have someone of Michael’s caliber join forces with Advance2000.”

Rockert graduated with his MBA from York University Schulich School of Business in Toronto. After graduating, he joined Xerox Canada as a Territory Sales Representative and had a successful 20 year career there, holding various senior positions in both Canada and the U.S. In 2001, Rockert became the CEO of Siemens Business Services Canada, Inc., the IT outsourcing arm of Siemens. Rockert’s career then took him to Centerbeam, an IT outsourcing firm located in San Jose, Calif., as the North American EVP of Sales Operations. He was most recently the Canadian EVP for Emerald Technologies, a Rochester-based data center cooling solution organization.

“I look forward to building upon the great success of Advance2000 in the U.S.” says Rockert. “With the support of my business partners, I’ll be leveraging my contacts to grow the business and bring new employment opportunities to the greater Toronto area by building a staff of topnotch information technology experts.”

Born and raised in Toronto, Rockert lives in downtown Toronto with his wife Lynda Hazelton.

Advance2000 offers full-service IT solutions including private cloud computing, network design and implementation, integrated communications and IT consulting to small, medium and enterprise-sized businesses. Founded in 1990, Advance2000 enables businesses to rapidly adapt to an evolving environment by improving performance, redundancy, security and collaboration. With nine offices throughout the U.S. and Canada, Advance2000 provides IT solutions for every industry including architecture, engineering, legal, education, healthcare, government, and manufacturing, among others.