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Solutionz Conferencing Appoints Former President, Polycom Americas to COO to Drive Business Development
February 7, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
Los Angeles, CA February 06, 2012 -- Solutionz Conferencing, Inc., a leading total conferencing provider of video conferencing, telepresence, UC, audio visual integrations, bridging and managed services, and grant services, today announced the appointment of former President, Polycom Americas, Thomas B. Johnston, who brings twenty four years of experience to Solutionz, as COO.
Johnston will lead Solutionz' business expansion and will be responsible for business development, strategic planning, and sales execution in healthcare, education, government, commercial, and other industries.
"Brad's extensive experience in the Unified Communications market will be a tremendous asset to Solutionz. His ability to lead with integrity and excellence has left an indelible mark in the space and I look forward to the momentum and resulting growth his acceptance promises," said Pepper Fernandez, CEO of Solutionz.
Johnston is a distinguished team builder, innovator, and leader of transformation change in the telecommunications, video, and internetworking industries. Starting a long and notable career in 1978, Johnston held numerous sales leadership roles of increasing scope and size at AT&T. In 1996 he was named General Manager of AT&T's spin off, Lucent Technologies' Enterprise Sales and Service Division, where he was responsible for serving government and commercial customers in eight western states. In 1998 Johnston joined Cisco Systems as the Operations Director and participated in the early launch of Cisco's VOIP strategy. In 2002 he joined TANDBERG (acquired by Cisco in 2010) as President, TANDBERG Americas where he developed, implemented, and executed TANDBERG's North American distribution strategy.
In July 2009 Johnston joined Polycom as President, Polycom Americas where he was responsible for Polycom's sales, engineering, and channels organizations serving customers in the United States, Canada, and CALA regions.
Johnston's appointment as COO of Solutionz is effective today, February 6, 2012.
Solutionz Conferencing, Inc. is a nationwide total conferencing provider specializing in end-to-end video and voice communications, UC, audio visual integration, bridging and managed services, and grant services, delivering the promise of face-to-face meetings regardless of distance.
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