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Avaya Appoints Queensland Business Development Director

07-07-2004
  • Mark McBride to promote Avaya IP Telephony and Contact Centre solutions in Australia's north

Avaya announced the appointment of Mark McBride as Business Development Director for Queensland.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, today announced the appointment of Mark McBride as Business Development Director for Queensland.

In his new role, McBride will be responsible for heading up and growing Avaya business presence within Queensland, and increasing penetration of Avaya IP Telephony and Contact Centre solutions into the local market.

McBride's credentials combine extensive communications industry experience at a senior management level in Queensland's Enterprise and Government sectors, two key strategic markets for Avaya. In his new role he will be required to build an effective relationship with Avaya BusinessPartners locally, and incorporate global offerings into local strategies and solutions.

"Mark McBride is in an ideal position to lead Avaya in the right direction within a state that is growing rapidly in terms of technology requirements and adoption," said Carlton Taya, Managing Director, Avaya South Pacific.

"His previous experience within the communications industry will help boost the position of Avaya within Queensland and create a strong foundation for relationships with Avaya BusinessPartners."

McBride was Queensland State Manager at Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications, where he was responsible for the management of telecommunications and data storage solutions. Prior to this, McBride was Vice President (Director) of Strategy & Business Development within Marconi. There, he was responsible for aligning local strategy with global objectives, including the development of initial market penetration solutions in Australia and Asia Pacific.

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses worldwide, including over 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: http://www.avaya.com

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