Third-Annual Motorcycle Ride Benefitting Leighton’s Gift Sponsored by TSP

DALLASTSP (Technology Service Professionals), a leading provider of information technology services to Fortune 500 companies, announced it will be the platinum sponsor of the third-annual Leighton’s Ride, a fundraising motorcycle ride on May 16 benefiting Leighton’s Gift, a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to turn a tragedy into something positive. The organization’s current project includes installing Angel Eye webcam systems in the NICU at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. These webcams help parents with infants at the NICU to see their babies at any time from their computer, smart phone, tablet or other web-enabled device.

“TSP is proud to be the platinum sponsor this year for Leighton’s Ride, an amazing cause close to our hearts,” said Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and vice-president, TSP. “We firmly believe it’s important for us to give back as a company and contribute to our community.”

The third annual charity ride will start on May 16 at 9am in Celina, TX and culminate at noon at Adam Smith’s Texoma Harley in Sherman, TX. Individuals interested in registering can complete and submit the registration packet here.

Login services and webcam use are offered free of charge to parents with infants in the NICU, making Texas Health Plano the first hospital in Collin County with NICU webcams. The webcams also allow parents to speak to their child, facilitating the bonding experience when parents can’t physically be at their bedside.

Leighton’s Gift was incorporated in 2013 by Chris Skaggs, TSP’s director of strategic initiatives, and his wife, Amy Skaggs. Chris and Amy’s twins, Leighton Sophie Taylor and Jaxon Cohen were born on May 26, 2013 at only 28 weeks and six days gestation. Just three weeks after her birth, Leighton was diagnosed with Late Onset Group B Strep (GBS) and passed away within 48 hours. While undergoing this tragic experience, Chris and Amy struggled with the strict rules of the NICU, which prevented their families from ever meeting Leighton.

“We’ve come a long way since we started this journey, and we’re thrilled that we’ve wired up 19 out of Texas Health’s 45 beds,” said Chris Skaggs. “We’re so grateful to TSP for their continued support of our organization.”

Leighton’s Gift has created a legacy for Leighton by using technology to help other parents going through this difficult experience to feel more connected and comfortable. The Skaggs’ story was featured recently in a CNN iReport, along with a CNN story on journeys through infertility.

About TSP
TSP is a privately held information technology services company founded in 2002 by Rick Skaggs and Frank Gonzalez. The business provides top-tier services in enterprise solutions, shared solutions, and industrial automation. The Certified Minority Owned Business has more than 550 employees, and its service area includes more than 30 U.S. states as well as Canada. The company’s client portfolio includes Texas Instruments, International Paper, Hewlett-Packard, Goodyear, Georgia-Pacific, Dell, Raytheon, 3M, Hitachi, NetApp, Lockheed Martin, IBM, and Neiman Marcus. To learn more, visit https://mytsp.net.

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TSP Becomes Largest Third-Party Provider of QCS Equipment Services

DALLASTSP (Technology Service Professionals), a leading provider of information technology services to Fortune 500 companies, announced it has acquired the service contract portion of IMS (Industrial Maintenance Services, Inc.), which specializes in maintaining and servicing equipment for paper production.

“Paper mills often use a mix of both ABB and Honeywell equipment. This acquisition means we can achieve a customer service experience that’s unparalleled in the industry. Paper mills can now deal with just one contract and know they’re getting the best comprehensive service to meet all their individual needs. TSP has been an evolving organization from day one. We began 13 years ago as a computer support business and have grown to provide solutions for enterprise, shared services, and industrial automation. Our growth has been due in large part to our ability to listen to customers and find a way to provide whatever they needed. Acquiring IMS allows us to fill a major gap in the market because we now have the flexibility to manage additional levels of industrial automation equipment,” said Frank Gonzalez, TSP co-founder and vice president.

The acquisition opens new doors to TSP’s industrial automation solutions business unit and makes TSP the largest third-party provider of quality control systems (QCS) equipment services for both Honeywell and ABB products.

Most paper mills across the U.S. and Canada use Honeywell or ABB power and automation technologies, but no single service provider specializes in both. TSP has a long history working with Honeywell products, and IMS’s focus on ABB products gives TSP the flexibility to offer expert services on both brands.

“Paper mills often use a mix of both ABB and Honeywell equipment. This acquisition means we can achieve a customer service experience that’s unparalleled in the industry. Paper mills can now deal with just one contract and know they’re getting the best comprehensive service to meet all their individual needs,” said Rick Skaggs, TSP co-founder and president.

The acquisition included jobs for IMS’s team of nearly 30 engineers, who are vetted experts in providing services and parts for QCS, distributed control systems (DCS), camera, and other industrial control systems.

“TSP is proud to welcome IMS engineers to our family. We value excellence, and IMS built a culture that parallels our own. We’re pleased to work with these talented people and have them as part of our team,” said Skaggs.

TSP will showcase their newly expanded services at TAPPI PaperCon 2015 (booth #215), April 19-22, 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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TSP is a privately held information technology services company founded in 2002 by Rick Skaggs and Frank Gonzalez. The business provides top-tier services in enterprise solutions, shared solutions, and industrial automation. The Certified Minority Owned Business has more than 550 employees, and its service area includes more than 30 U.S. states as well as Canada. The company’s client portfolio includes Texas Instruments, International Paper, Hewlett-Packard, Goodyear, Georgia-Pacific, Dell, Raytheon, 3M, Hitachi, NetApp, Lockheed Martin, IBM, and Neiman Marcus. To learn more, visit https://mytsp.net.

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