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Avaya Global Services Appoints Randel Cohn as Dedicated Leader forGlobal System Integrators in Asia Pacific and Japan

10-29-2003
  • Randel Cohn to lead Global System Integrators (GSI) programs forAvaya Global Services, bringing 14 years experience in enterprisecommunications business including selling network solutions andservices

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced theappointment of Randel Cohn as the new Avaya Global Services Leaderfor Global System Integrators (GSI) programs in Asia Pacific,including Japan. He is based in Singapore, Avaya's regionalheadquarters.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced theappointment of Randel Cohn as the new Avaya Global Services Leaderfor Global System Integrators (GSI) programs in Asia Pacific,including Japan. He is based in Singapore, Avaya's regionalheadquarters.

Avaya Global Services is the services pision of Avaya,offering a single point of accountability to design, build andmanage enterprise communications networks worldwide. Cohn willoffer Avaya GSIs a single-point of contact to help meet theirservice needs in a seamless manner.

Cohn brings with him 14 years of experience in enterprisecommunications services. His technical knowledge extends to voiceand data communications, Internet technologies, voice and data lifecycle services, Information Technology services and outsourcingservices. His industry experience and technology competency willbenefit Avaya GSIs as they consider how to position strategicservice offerings such as by offering Multi-Vendor VoiceMaintenance as a value proposition to their end-customers.

The main task ahead for Cohn will be to enhance the GSI programfor Avaya Global Services in Asia Pacific and Japan.

"Avaya has built excellent relationships within the GSIcommunity in the region and worldwide. My primary responsibilitynow is to enhance Avaya's business relationship with GSIs forservices in Asia Pacific and Japan," he said.

Before his appointment at Avaya, Cohn was the ASEAN RegionService Sales Director for Nortel Networks. He also took on seniorbusiness development roles at Unisys Australia, AAP Communications,DATACRAFT Australia and Telecom Australia (now known asTelstra).

Cohn holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree (with Honors inComputer Science) from the Royal Military College, Duntroon,Australia.

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: http://www.avaya.com

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