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Company Profile

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Founded in 1975, ATS Communications is committed to establishing lasting business relationships with our clients. ATS operates in three offices throughout Northern California, under the same ownership, to develop complete, customized communications packages. Extensive technology and service experience allows our team to develop a comprehensive understanding of your unique communication needs, and respond to those needs quickly and efficiently. ATS is uniquely positioned to be your single source for all of your voice and data needs.

ATS recognizes the critical need for small businesses to work with a company that can act as a true technology partner. That partner is ATS as we combine leading technology with top quality service and support. Our position as an industry leader is based on these principles, and on our commitment to lead a rapidly changing industry. We enable each system to migrate with our customer's changing needs, working to eliminate "forklift" upgrades and protecting your investment.

In practicing long-term communications management, we build successful business relationships. We continue to assist clients in creating competitive advantage through implementing working technology plans. These plans are continuously evaluated and revised to accommodate an ever-changing industry. ATS recognizes the importance of building technology around people, not people around technology.

Multi-location applications are our specialty. Our unique understanding of national and government accounts enables ATS to institute a standardization process that many multi-location companies desire. As an industry leader, ATS has cemented lasting partnerships with all of the manufacturers we represent. We have developed strict guidelines to implement successful national account programs. Technology implementation is only successful if it works for you and achieves greater profitability.

Converging voice and data on a regional and national basis facilitates your internal and external communication needs. ATS can provide a good solution, acting as a single point of contact for all of your communication needs. Our enterprise technology structure enables us to provide multi-service solutions including voice, data, and even video.

ATS has built a team of voice and data specialists committed to your satisfaction. Our technical staff undergoes rigorous factory training along with on-premise weekly training, and is kept current with the latest product and service innovations. Installation and training personnel maximize system performance. We work with you to achieve optimum user convenience and operational efficiency. Our goal is to provide the best mix of product, service, and support that is realistically available in the marketplace.

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ATS Ownership Team - Here's Our Story

Sanford Gladding

Sanford Gladding

Maggie Tristan

Maggie Tristan

Tom Klosterman

Tom Klosterman

ATS started in 1975 as a small business helping Bay Area businesses with their office technology. Sanford, Tom (TK), and Maggie each started working for ATS as young professionals in the early to mid 1990s. Sanford did account management; TK was in operations and Maggie was in finance. Over the years as the company grew each of us became the heads of our respective departments and members of the executive management team with the then company owner, John Zeller. Together we focused on creating lasting relationships with our co-workers, clients and strategic partners and becoming the business technology partner businesses needed as technology evolved. Our relationships created opportunity for mergers and acquisitions of smaller companies allowing our footprint to extend beyond the Bay Area to the Sacramento region and the north state. In 2007, we started the process of acquiring ownership from John and started running all business operations as he slowed down his work schedule and prepared for his eventual retirement at the end of 2013.

Today the three of us are equal partners with an average industry experience of over 27 years. Sanford serves as President, Tom serves Chief Operations Officer and Maggie serves as Chief Financial Officer. We truly enjoy our jobs, each other, and the rest of our internal team. We all complement and support each other extremely well as we work together to deliver the same company mission. Over the years we have stayed active in our industry sitting on several strategic partners advisory councils and speaking at national conferences for Toshiba, Vertical, Continuum (ConnectWise), Technology Assurance Group as well as several local chambers and business associations.

And John, he bought a coffee farm in Honduras and is enjoying retirement.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate, support and partner with professional organizations to identify and implement business technology that meets their unique IT and voice requirements by providing comprehensive solutions utilizing the appropriate mix of IT infrastructure, virtual technology and services, proactive management, continuity and security, and carrier.

These best practice, value added offerings are to be provided by friendly, highly-trained professionals at competitive prices that are supported by exceptional ongoing customer service resulting in long lasting mutually successful client relationships.