Erich Sanchack, CenturyLink Federal Sales SVP and GM, Named to Wash100 for Federal Telecom & Virtualization Leadership

Erich Sanchack

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Erich Sanchack, senior vice president and general manager of CenturyLink‘s federal business, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena.

Sanchack assumed his current role as head of the telecommunications company’s federal sales efforts in November 2016 with the transition of Tim Meehan into the VP post in charge of managed services sales and support.

He moved to CenturyLink from Lockheed Martin, where he worked for 12 years and most recently served as VP for competitive enhancements.

CenturyLink, which provides communications and data services to government, commercial and residential customers, is in the process of acquiring Level 3 Communications through a potential $34 billion cash-and-stock deal.

The acquisition is anticipated to close by the end of this year and boost their combined network management and security services portfolios.

CenturyLink received a potential seven-year, $26.6 million contract from the U.S. Senate’s sergeant-at-arms office for the deployment of a unified communications-as-a-service platform at more than 450 locations.

“CenturyLink looks forward to providing U.S. Senate state offices with a modern, secure unified communications system that offers senators and their staff members more features and functionality,” Sanchack said.

The company will also deliver software-defined networking and network functions virtualization services to the Defense Department under a previously awarded contract for the installation of a fiber-optic network.

Sanchack noted the addition of SDN and NFV services in January to CenturyLink’s potential $750 million Defense Research and Engineering Network contract the Defense Information Systems Agency awarded in 2012 works to accelerate technology implementation efforts at DoD.

Executive Mosaic congratulates Erich Sanchack and the CenturyLink team for their selection to receive this award.

About The Wash100

This year represents our fifth annual Wash100 award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic's organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement, and vision.

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