Appointments: Military officer joins Tyneside IT firm Forfusion Ltd

Forfusion Ltd has recruited former British Army warrant officer Stephen Long to work across many of the company's sectors

Former British Army warrant officer Stephen Long has joined Forfusion Ltd
Former British Army warrant officer Stephen Long has joined Forfusion Ltd

Tyneside-based information technology (IT) and business consultancy Forfusion Ltd has recruited former British Army warrant officer Stephen Long to join the firm’s experienced project management office.

Originally from County Durham, Stephen, 43, served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Canada, America, Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan during his 24-year military career. He rose to the rank of warrant officer in 2011, specialising in telecommunications and IT.

As part of his resettlement process, Stephen completed several specialist qualifications, including PRINCE2, ITIL, CCNA, Comp TIA Sec+ and CISSP.

He will be in good company, as Forfusion has hired seven former military servicemen since its inception in 2007.

Stephen said: “I’m very excited to use the skills and knowledge that I’ve developed throughout my time in the Army in a new and challenging environment in the private sector.”

In his new role at Forfusion, he will work across the company’s Unified communications & collaboration, data centre & virtualisation and networking & security practices, as well as the specialist government secure services division.

Steve Forrest, chief executive of Forfusion Ltd, said: “It’s great to have someone of Stephen’s calibre in our team. He will help bolster Forfusion’s already sterling reputation for high-quality IT services delivery.”

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