Press release: Blue Central appoints new managing director and acquires VCPro

Peter Ikladios to drive business growth and delivery of new services for customers and partners

Sydney, 30 June, 2016 – 
 Blue Central, Australian IT solutions and services provider and an IPMG company, today announced the appointment of Peter Ikladios as its new Managing Director. Peter joins Blue Central from Virtual Consulting Professionals (VCPro), a technology solutions provider recently acquired by Blue Central.

Peter brings with him 20 years of experience in technical leadership roles, including the last seven years establishing and growing the VCPro business. Prior to this, Peter held senior roles with local IT services businesses including Defence Force Recruiting, KAZ Group and Ernst and Young.

With a strong history in the enterprise hosting market, Blue Central acquired VCPro to deliver a valuable new set of services and capabilities to its Australian customers. By integrating VCPro’s assets and services, Blue Central can now provide a new range of services and solutions to deliver hybrid cloud offerings to customers.

Peter Ikladios, Managing Director, Blue Central, said, “I’m excited by the opportunity to take the helm at Blue Central and help our customers gain better results from their technology. Many Australian businesses are confused by the complexities IT presents, and as a result, are not gaining maximum benefit from their investment. Our new strategy and direction means customers can now work with Blue Central as a one-stop shop for all their technology needs, simplifying the IT process.”

Benoit Droulez, Chief Strategy Officer, IPMG, said, “Peter’s experience and VCPro’s areas of specialisation perfectly complement Blue Central’s core strengths. The enhanced capabilities of the merged businesses give us the opportunity to expand our footprint outside of the highly competitive managed hosting market and bring more value to our existing customer base. At the same time, we will be able to reach new customers in high value industries like telecommunications, government and education. We’re pleased to welcome Peter and VCPro to Blue Central and the IPMG team.”

Peter replaces George Kazangi as Managing Director of Blue Central, who will remain with the business until the end of July 2016.

Blue Central completes its acquisition of VCPro on 30 June, 2016.


About Blue Central

Blue Central helps drive productivity and success by providing custom, secure and reliable IT solutions and services for Australian businesses. We are known as one of Australia’s leading managed infrastructure experts with established offices and data centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. An innovative, solutions-based approach to each project, combined with the latest technologies and best people, ensures the Blue Central range of offerings are best practice and one step ahead. Blue Central designs, implements and manages IT services in response to real business problems and goals, ensuring you get what you need, to achieve your desired results.

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