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CTSI Relaunches as Pavion Following 10 Acquisitions, 400% Growth

Pavion will provide customers with access to products and services in fire, security and critical communications integration.

CHANTILLY, Va. — Corbett Technology Solutions (CTSI)  announces it has relaunched under the brand name Pavion.

Pavion provides customers with access to best-in-class products and services to connect and protect their people and assets in three key business units: fire, security and critical communications integration, according to the company.

The company cites the shift from CTSI to Pavion as the result of significant and unprecedented growth over the past 15 months. Since 2020, CTSI has grown over 400% and acquired 10 companies: The Security Division of EC&M Electrical, DavEd Fire Systems, Collaborative Technology Solutions, The Protection Bureau, Star Asset Security/Ion247, AFA Protective Systems, Structure Works, Enterprise Security Solutions, Systems Electronics and Firecom (read about each acquisition here).

Uniting under the Pavion umbrella is said to allow each company to continue delivering core offerings while expanding services, impact and geographic reach.

Pavion says CTSI and its portfolio have already begun successfully integrating IT, enterprise resource planning (ERP), quoting, payroll, HR information systems (HRIS), safety and other management systems to optimize its business operations and the resulting customer experience.

“We are excited for the formation of Pavion, as it will allow us to accelerate our strategic growth,” says Pavion President and CEO Joe Oliveri. “We felt it was time to introduce a new brand and vision that more accurately represents the direction we’re heading. Uniting as Pavion at this moment allows us to do just that. When you introduce a change like this to the market, you want to honor the legacies and relationships each company has built, while also articulating and shaping a path to the future.”

Oliveri cites maintaining each company’s best practices as a key to Pavion’s ability to retain 98% of acquired employees, deepen customer relationships and restructure despite a global pandemic and supply chain crisis.

“I’m excited to lead the Pavion Security business unit and be a part of the Pavion organization. Our success is driven around our ability to think and operate with consistency as one organization across our business units and diverse geographic locations,” adds Pavion Security President Jim Muncey.

Muncey joined Pavion during its acquisition of Structure Works. “Customers want and we deliver pricing, operations, service and support consistency — it takes work, but we get the job done,” he says.

CTSI is a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm. Managing Director Nathan Brown says, “From the outset, our collective vision for the company was built around further enhancing CTSI’s value proposition as a comprehensive solutions provider. We are excited to continue our partnership with the Pavion team as they execute their growth trajectory with a core focus on better serving more customers in more locations.”

Pavion is a portmanteau of the word pavise, a full-body shield used by warriors in the 14th-16th centuries to protect themselves while moving forward in battle, and ion, an electrically charged atom that drives forward momentum. Together, the two words represent protection and connection in motion, the company explains.

“We are a shield for the people we serve, protecting life and connecting customers to better outcomes, opportunity and growth,” comments Oliveri. “It’s a dynamic process.”

SSI spoke with CTSI leadership to get insights into the integrator’s aggressive growth, becoming a one-stop shop, operational challenges and golden opportunities over the summer. Check out the interview here.

Learn more about Pavion in the video below or sign up for to attend its virtual launch event on Oct. 20.

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