Leadership

Who We Are

Nortec’s leadership provides strategic guidance and steers the ship to make sure we stay on top of the latest technology and always put our customers first.

Nortec’s Executives:

Andrew Grose
President and CEO


Andrew Grose brings more than 20 years of experience in the information technology industry to Nortec Communications, Inc. He established Nortec in 1991 and continues to successfully lead the organization into profit, year after year. He is actively involved in the strategic and operational decisions of the company, which includes accounting, finance, sales, marketing, technology solutions and human resources.

In addition to the Nortec companies, Mr. Grose owns and operates commercial office buildings, including the Nortec Office Building on Route 7 in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Auburn University.

Mr. Grose is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and avidly plays hockey. He and his wife, Catharine live in Vienna, Virginia.

George Hammerschmidt
Chief Operating Officer and EVP


George Hammerschmidt has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business-owner and manager.  He has held senior roles developing and launching information technology software, hardware, and professional service solutions.  Key markets Mr. Hammerschmidt has focused on are the Operational Support Systems (OSS) for telecommunications companies globally and information technology infrastructure solutions for SMB, Midmarket, and Large Enterprise throughout the United States. His experience and success working with teams to move early-stage startups from concept to IPO in software, hardware, and IT services has produced company listings on the NASDAQ, TSE & LSE.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Nortec Communications, Mr. Hammerschmidt is responsible for Corporate Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Finance Initiatives and Regional Operations.  He also serves on the Partner Advisory Councils of LifeSize and ShoreTel; both suppliers are integral to Nortec’s Unified Communications Practice.

Mr. Hammerschmidt has held positions at Orchestream Systems PLC as VP North and South American Sales, CrossKeys Systems Corporation as VP North American Sales, Canadian Pacific Railway as Director of Performance Management, and EDS (Electronic Data Systems) in Sales Engineering.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration from York University and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Windsor.  He is also an owner and board member of several privately held real estate holding companies specializing in commercial, residential and agricultural properties throughout the United States.

Specialties: Global Sales & Marketing, Consulting Services, Business coaching and advice for Entrepreneurs and Startups, Channel Strategy & Development, Recruitment & Retention, Product Strategy & Management, Real Estate Acquisition and Management.

Kevin Wills
VP Professional Services

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Kevin Wills joined Nortec in 2003 and has over 20 years of enterprise level experience in the IT industry. As Vice President of Professional Services, he is responsible for Overall Practice Strategy, Go-To Market Plans, Technical Team Management, Sales Engineering, and Excellence in Delivery. He also provides Direct Consulting for customers requiring architectural services or IT business process improvement. Kevin has a broad background working with clients representing all verticals with varying business and technical needs.

Kevin holds a BS in Management of Information Systems from George Mason University. He is also highly certified in Microsoft and Dell technologies.

 

Paul Wismar
Cloud Solutions Architect

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As Cloud Solutions Architect, Paul provides leadership for Nortec’s Microsoft Cloud Practice.  He contributes to company direction, assists with go-to market strategy and aids in excellence of delivery and process. He provides cloud solutions, design expertise and business process consultation for SMB and Enterprise clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Paul holds a BA from the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information.  He has progressed to cloud & identity leadership after more than 15 years as an engineer in the Microsoft space.  He is highly certified in Microsoft solutions and is a member of Microsoft’s prestigious P-TSP program.