Horizon Technology & ICS Announcement
October 4, 2016
It is with great pleasure that we welcome ICS, another highly respected data storage distributor, to the Horizon Technology family. We share a history of friendly competition, having built a strong working relationship over many years. Tom Justus and his wife Junemarie, the founders of ICS, and I believe that now is the right time to bring our businesses together to leverage each other’s strengths and build an even stronger brand in data storage by offering customers a diverse product line across all four drive manufacturers. In January of this year, we rolled out three strategic initiatives at Horizon: Extend the Core, Expand into Growth Categories, and Explore New Business Models. Successfully integrating the ICS business accomplishes a major objective within the Extend the Core strategy by dramatically increasing our supply of high quality, factory recertified disk and solid state drives directly from the manufacturers. We plan on increasing resources in the growth areas of enterprise drives and solid state drives (SSD) while maintaining our strong competitive position in desktop and notebook drives. We will continue offering a full suite of data storage services.
We are committed to make this a frictionless process for our customers, suppliers, and both companies employees. I believe that making it easy and convenient to do business with us is a valued customer benefit, one that we continue to strive for on a daily basis. Rest assured, you can rely on the same personal relationships that you have had in the past. All of us are very excited about joining forces with ICS to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
Kurt Johnson, CEO, Horizon Technology, LLC
Tom Justus, President & CEO, ICS, Inc.