Crystal Honored for Company’s Leadership and Commitment to Military Employees

By Kira Perdue  |  September 20, 2016

Georgia ESGR’s Seven Seals Award Recognizes Excellence in Support Of National Guard and Reserve


Duluth, Ga. – September 12, 2016Crystal, a leader in network monitoring and management solutions, announced today that the company was honored in a ceremony August 12 with the Seven Seals Award for leadership by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) organization. The Seven Seals Award is presented in recognition of significant achievement, initiative or support that promotes and supports our nation’s National Guard and Reserve.

Crystal and its CEO, Roger Franklin, were recognized for their ongoing support to employee Jason Chatham and his family. Chatham serves in the Naval Reserves, Naval Special Warfare community. Crystal continued to compensate Chatham during two tours of duty as an employee at the company, and held the position while he was in service to our country.

“Crystal has been incredibly supportive of me and my family during my deployments. Having Crystal’s support and commitment allows me to stay focused on the mission at hand,” says Chatham.

“We are very pleased to recognize Crystal for its commitment to our Guard and Reserve. Our nation has relied heavily on these service members since entering continuous operations more than 14 years ago. Employers like Crystal that support these men and women enhances retention rates in the Armed Forces and strengthens our national security,” says David Bockel, Georgia ESGR State Chair.

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment.

“Throughout our 30 year history we have recognized the importance of supporting and giving the much deserved respect to our men and women in the armed forces. We are grateful to be in a position to demonstrate that respect,” stated Roger Franklin, CEO of Crystal.

About Crystal

Founded in 1986, Crystal designs and delivers network monitoring and management solutions to improve operational efficiency, analyze errors, and enhance system resiliency, particularly for businesses dealing with complex and dispersed video and data distribution pathways. Every day, program and advertising content worth billions of dollars flows through equipment managed by Crystal for leading media, enterprise, and satellite customers — including Fox, CNN, Disney, and Intelsat. Crystal, a privately held company, is headquartered in Greater Atlanta, GA. For more information, please visit



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