WICHITA — Kansas, Egypt and Oklahoma all have something new in common.
Each is home to Cybertron International, a Wichita-based computer manufacturer and IT service provider that’s now expanding into Edmond.
“This is our first regional expansion,” says Bill Ramsey, chief technology officer.
“We chose Edmond because it’s a pretty up-and-coming area in Oklahoma City,” Ramsey says. “It’s a fast reach to any part of that city.”
Ramsey says Cybertron is one of the largest computer manufacturers in Kansas and one of the top 15 in the country. Ramsey’s three partners, Ahmed Abdelaziz, Shadi Marcos and Emad Mekhail, met at Wichita State University and founded the company in 1997. It now has about 90 employees, 80 of whom are in Wichita.
Ramsey became a partner two years ago when the business acquired his company, the Bill Guy Technology Solutions. With the acquisition, Cybertron began offering IT services. That’s what the Edmond office will do.
“Oklahoma is our first stop, basically,” Ramsey says.
He says the company is wanting to develop a repeatable process for starting new offices.
“We have plans for future expansion,” Ramsey says. “This was the one that made the most sense initially.”
The office, which opens March 17, will have three employees for now.
“We’re kind of testing the waters to see how things go, but we’re pretty optimistic,” Ramsey says.
“We’re very excited about the opportunity to expand,” he says. “It’s going to depend a lot on how this office goes.”
Ramsey says Cybertron’s hardware is sold around the globe.
“We want to have the same kind of reach with our services as well,” he says.
“We’re like Visa. We want to be everywhere you want to be.”