CHARLOTTE – CNP Technologies, a provider of communications and security services, is opening an office in Atlanta.

Michael Ganote, a veteran communications executive, will serve as regional manager for the Atlanta metro area. Ganote, a native of Atlanta and a graduate of the University of Georgia, most recently worked for Adline Network as vice president of business development.

Ganote joined CNP in 2006.

CNP provides solutions such as enterprise Internet Protocol based systems from ShoreTel.