Convergint Technologies (ranked No. 1 on SDM's 2018 Top Systems Integrators Report) acquired systems integration firm, Altel. Quebec-based Altel has 28 years of systems integration experience across many vertical markets.
“Altel brings us strong integration capabilities and deeply experienced colleagues,” said Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint Technologies, Schaumburg, Ill. “They will further enhance our reach and service offering, enabling us to continue on our goal of being our customers’ best service provider. We are excited to welcome the Altel team into the Convergint Technologies family.”
Headquartered in the Montreal area, Altel expands Convergint’s presence in the province of Quebec, and brings additional coverage via offices in Toronto and Calgary. Altel was founded in 1989 by Ricky Dumas, Jacques Leclair and Yves Paquin, and has since built a diversified customer base across the government, pharmaceutical, financial and educational markets. All 54 Altel colleagues have joined Convergint.
“Joining Convergint presents many new growth opportunities for Altel and its colleagues,” said Ricky Dumas, president of Altel. “Combining our forces with Convergint will enable us to expand our offerings to our customers and deepen our service capabilities.”

Convergint Technologies was formed in 2001 on a core set of values and beliefs and are the foundation of the company’s culture. Central to those principles is a strong dedication to customer service, and Convergint evaluates potential acquisitions based on their alignment with its culture. Altel shares in this commitment to customer satisfaction and service excellence, the companies reported.