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Avaya Appoints New Vice President of Global Channel Strategy andU.S. Distribution


Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced that it hasappointed Todd Meister as vice president of Global Channel Strategyand U.S. distribution.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of communications networks and services for businesses, today announced that it has appointed Todd Meister as vice president of Global Channel Strategy and U.S. distribution.

In his new role, Meister will be responsible for strategic channel initiatives and for Avaya's relationship with more than 1700 BusinessPartners, value-added resellers, application specialists, systems integrators, service providers and distributors who represent Avaya products and services. Meister will work with Avaya BusinessPartners to help ensure enterprises make the most of their current investments in technology while looking to the future.

"Todd is an accomplished executive with expertise in channel management, business development, sales, marketing and operations for the information technology field," said Susan Bailey, Avaya sales vice president for Americas, Global Accounts, Channels and Alliances. "His proven track record for driving growth and profitability will make him a great asset to our business."

Prior to joining Avaya, Meister was president and chief operating officer of AE Business Solutions, a consulting and systems integration firm located in Madison, Wisconsin. He has held several key sales and channel management positions at EMC, StorageTek and Breece Hill Technologies.

Meister received a B.A. in marketing and management from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He will be based in Minneapolis, Minn.

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than 1 million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services - Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya Web site:

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