Granite Telecommunications Press Release



Granite’s Lauren Grenier Honored with Channel Partners 2020 Circle of Excellence Award

Award Recognizes Top Channel Pros for Leadership, Vision & Innovation


QUINCY, Mass. – March 12, 2020 - Granite Telecommunications, a $1.5 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, is pleased to announce that Lauren Grenier, Marketing Director for Granite, is a recipient of the Channel Partners 2020 Circle of Excellence Award.


The Circle of Excellence is an elite group of top channel professionals chosen each year for their leadership, vision and innovation. The combined IT and telecom channel is going through unprecedented change. Partners depend on visionaries, like those in this select group, to pioneer new innovative services and products that will enable them to grow their businesses and help clients in their digital transformation journeys.  


“Channel Partners’ decision to recognize Lauren as a Circle of Excellence award winner acknowledges her passionate dedication to the channel. Lauren’s involvement with Granite’s sales partners and providers, along with organizations such Alliance of Channel Women, Train Our Troops and others, brings energy, creativity and impactful results to all,” said Charlie Pagliazzo, Vice President of Channels at Granite Telecommunications.


“Lauren’s contributions within Granite continue to be recognized with added responsibility and leadership. With each new challenge, her professionalism and commitment shine through. We congratulate Lauren for her Circle of Excellence recognition, for being a fabulous contributor to both Granite and the channel, and thank her for being, quite simply, an exceptional person.”


Grenier is a rising star in the technology channel and at Granite. She began her career in channel marketing in 2012, quickly rising through the ranks at Granite from social media manager to sales coordinator to channel marketing manager. Her top performance earned her recognition as Employee of the Month out of more than 2,000 team members in 2017. It also earned her the notice of CEO Rob Hale, who in 2018 promoted her to run marketing for the entire Granite organization. In 2019, Grenier was named to the prestigious CRN Women of the Channel list and received the ACW ACT Award for her volunteer contributions to the Alliance of Channel Women.


About Granite

Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.5 billion company serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States, and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in 2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses to simplify sourcing and management of local and long distance phone services with one point of contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide. Today, Granite is the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS), and has extended its unique value proposition – “one company, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of advance business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite employs more than 2,300 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit


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