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Polycom Names Executive From Rival Avaya As New Americas Channel Chief
Channel industry veteran Chris Jones will become Polycom's new channel chief of the Americas effective Aug. 3 after serving nearly two years at videoconferencing rival Avaya.
Jones was responsible for leading Avaya's global midmarket and worldwide distribution sales team as vice president of global midmarket sales. Prior to Avaya, he was the U.S. channel chief at Juniper Networks and also held channel executive roles at Cisco Systems.
In his role as president of the Americas, Jones will be responsible for leading the San Jose, Calif.-based company's sales strategy and execution in the Americas. He replaces Damian Artt, who left the company in April.
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