May 23, 2016: ETC TechSolutions ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to Penton Technology’s 9th-annual MSP 501 list and study. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds. Collectively, they amassed $9.82 billion in sales in 2015 and increased their oversight of technology devices to more than 16%.

The complete 2016 MSP 501 list is available at MSPmentor. In addition to honoring ETC TechSolutions this year’s MSP 501 list and study showcases the following:

  • The top ranked MSPs in North America
  • The top MSPs in Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • The top MSPs in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
  • The top Small Business MSPs’ list, comprised of organizations with 10 or fewer employees
  • The top vertical markets pursued by MSP 501 companies
  • The leading tools they leverage to run their businesses
  • And the top technologies they provide to customers

"Winning an award like this is a huge honor," said Emerson T. Yerian, CEO, ETC TechSolutions. "We have been very successful delivering the IT Foundation our clients need to build their business. It’s no secret that technology can either be a blessing or a burden to many small businesses and we take pride in helping our clients become more efficient and profitable.”

“On behalf of Penton and MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate ETC TechSolutions for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree," said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. “The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2016 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry.”

The 2016 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from March through April 2016. The MSP 501 list recognizes top cloud service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors. In addition to a ranking on the MSP 501 list, every company that participated in the study has been assigned a score reflecting its intrinsic value. The measure, known as the Total Service Provider (TSP) score, evaluates an MSP’s mix of revenue from various activities, including consulting, cloud, reselling and managed services.

About ETC Tech
Solutions ETC TechSolutions is one of the fastest growing Managed Service Providers (MSP) in Northeast Ohio with a mission to provide every small business with the technology resources to empower their own success. As an MSP we become an extension of our clients and take the burden of technology off the small business allowing them to focus on what they do best. Headquartered in Norton, OH, ETC TechSolutions is privately owned and operated. For additional information on the company, visit or follow us on Twitter @myETCTECH.

About Penton’s channel brands
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About Penton
Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow. Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.

Contacts: Emerson Yerian, CEO, ETC TechSolutions
Office: 888-900-9303

Penton: Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor