Trox, Tierney Announce Merger

Education technology solutions providers Trox and Tierney announced last week that the two companies will merge to form Trox + Tierney. Combined, the two organizations bring 80+ years of experience and more than 750 skilled employees to the market. According to a news release, the new organization will be led by Erez Pikar, CEO of Trox, while Rob Gag, CEO of Tierney, will head the sales organization.

“We were looking for a partner to help us better address the new and future challenges faced by educators and students, and Tierney was the ideal choice,” said Pikar. “As a joint company with unparalleled scale, Trox + Tierney will be able to offer new skills, greater value, and improved purchasing efficiencies to districts and other organizations—as well as access to a larger network of vendors, products, and geographies.”

Trox + Tierney will focus mainly on education technology solutions for the K–12 market designed to meet the most timely and urgent challenges facing the industry. Examples including providing access to learning for students and taking over the responsibility from teachers and students of how to communicate effectively and collaborate from any educational environment. The joint organization will cover the entire United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

“Both Trox and Tierney share strong, values-driven cultures, which we will build upon as a unified organization,” said Gag. “Our customer-first approach and deep market knowledge will enable us to bring new and innovative services and offerings to market faster, helping our customers better leverage technology to address their toughest challenges.”

The companies’ complementary skill sets will allow them to provide a full range of education services, “including design and installation, IT asset disposition (ITAD) and product lifecycle management, professional development, and pre- and post-deployment technical support,” according to the press release. Its services are designed for use in both the K–12 and higher-education markets.

“Together, we will make the process of operating a district or school considerably easier and enable educators to focus on what they do best: providing all students with an opportunity to succeed,” said Pikar.

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