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Avaya Appoints Roland Richter as Vice President for Northern Europe


Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, has announced the appointmentof Roland Richter as vice president for Northern Europe, EnterpriseCommunications Group (ECG).

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider ofcommunications networks and services for businesses, has announcedthe appointment of Roland Richter as vice president for NorthernEurope, Enterprise Communications Group (ECG).

Richter holds responsibility for business leadership and drivingsales across Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, the Netherlands,Scandinavia and Switzerland. He is based at Avaya's EMEAheadquarters in Waterloo, Belgium and reports to Lars-Ole Hansen,regional president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

His primary focus will be to accelerate growth in thesub-region, by demonstrating to customers and prospects theadvantages of moving to next-generation communications networks viaIP Telephony and multi-media contact centres.

Commenting on his appointment, Richter said, "I am thrilledabout joining Avaya during such an exciting time for the company aswe address the growing market for converged communications acrossEurope."

Richter spent ten years at Novell, leaving the company in 1998after two years as vice-president EMEA. Since 1998, he has heldleadership positions at Ezenia and Dragon Systems.

A German national, Richter graduated from the TechnicalUniversity of Hanover with a Masters in engineering. He has livedin the UK, the USA and Germany.

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Roland Richter, CVHighlights
Ezenia Inc2000 – presentGeneral Manager EMEA
Dragon Systems1999 – 2000Vice President EMEA
Novell1996 – 1998Vice President EMEA
1993 – 1996Director Channel Sales EMEA
1992 – 1993Director International Channel Sales
1989 – 1992Sales Manager Germany/Austria
STI-Straessle1987 – 1989Sales Manager CAD/CAM Systems
Computervision1984 – 1978Sales Engineer CAD/CAM Systems

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks formore than 1 million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent ofthe FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is aworld leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP)telephony systems and communications software applications andservices.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications withbusiness applications — and distinguished by comprehensiveworldwide services — Avaya helps customers leverage existing andnew networks to achieve superior business results. For moreinformation visit the Avaya Web site:

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