Five new hires have joined local IT services company ICS in the Binghamton and Syracuse regions. CHRIS VANDERWERKER, a Binghamton University graduate, joined the company as central tech ops technician for all regions. He comes to ICS from Conduent, a business operations and human resources-focused company in Endicott, where he served as a transaction processor and was responsible for cataloging and documenting license-plate data. Vanderwerker’s role at the company will primarily focus on technical functions and maintenance. BRITTANY CARVER has joined ICS as a client-strategy manager in the Endicott office. She comes to the company from Bandalier, where she functioned as a sales-development representative, generating sales leads, and managing the company’s social-media platforms, as well as utilizing relationships with clients to assist in their recruiting and staffing needs. Carver brings an array of administrative, creative and sales experience to her position at ICS. JONATHAN MCVEY, a Syracuse native and military veteran, joins the company as a level II systems engineer for the Syracuse region. He comes to ICS from American Food and Vending Company, where he worked as a SonicWALL upgrade technician and was tasked with maintaining and upgrading firewalls, using extreme attention to detail to maintain a 99 percent accuracy rating for all SonicWALLs being sent out. McVey brings a variety of expertise, including technical IT experience, as well as an array of software skills to ICS. BRANDON STERNBURG also joined the company a level I systems engineer for the Syracuse region. Sternburg comes to ICS from the Garam Group, LLC where he was an IT engineer, providing remote and on-site IT support as well as IT hardware repair and maintenance. Sternburg brings a wealth of industry knowledge as well as more than 10 years of proven IT experience. JOSH THOMPSON joined ICS as a telephony engineer for the Endicott region. His role at ICS will primarily focus on project execution in the area of access control, security cameras, and low-voltage cabling. Thompson will also provide the company’s customers with hands-on troubleshooting of those systems hardware in accordance with industry best practices. He brings in-depth experience of physical security products as well as hands-on troubleshooting experience to the company.