Somerset’s SHI adds training to menu with deal for Iselin firm

SHI International, the Somerset-based information technology solutions giant, has acquired Corporate Training Group Inc., an Iselin-based training firm, it announced Monday.

SHI, which has partnered with CTG for 15 years, acquired the business to meet growing demand for training ranging from IT professionals to end users, it said in a news release.

“SHI has always prided itself on its ability to deliver value to customers in the form of technology and services,” SHI CEO and President Thai Lee said in a prepared statement. “Now, we’re redoubling our efforts to aid customers’ technology adoption through training to provide another avenue for customer success. Acclimating users and IT professionals to their new technology can improve their overall return on investment while boosting employee productivity and morale.”

CTG, which was founded in 1991, will maintain its headquarters, and employees will join SHI’s staff, so no disruption in service is expected, the company said.

“Like SHI, CTG is a certified woman-owned business, and we’re proud to have provided all of SHI’s internal training and served its many customers for 15 years,” Lisa Eyerkuss, CTG’s president, said in a statement. “Through this acquisition, we will be able to offer all of our clients more complete technology solutions, and SHI will now be able to offer training as part of its world-class service.”

As part of the acquisition, Eyerkuss will take on a role working closely with SHI’s human resources team to grow its internal training program. Rob Eyerkuss III, CTG’s director of sales and strategic alliances, will become SHI’s senior director of the Corporate Training Group within SHI’s Enterprise Solutions Group.