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Avaya Targets Growth in Enterprise and Government Markets with New Appointment

08-30-2004
  • Bob Lanigan appointed as Sales Director, Enterprise and Government, Avaya South Pacific

Avaya announced the appointment of Bob Lanigan as Sales Director, Enterprise and Government, Avaya South Pacific.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, today announced the appointment of Bob Lanigan as Sales Director, Enterprise and Government, Avaya South Pacific. The appointment is part of a growth strategy for Avaya aimed at boosting market share in key markets across Australia and New Zealand.

In his new role Lanigan will focus on developing new business as well as expanding business with existing Avaya customers. He will also lead the way in expanding the enterprise and government markets across the Avaya portfolio of IP Telephony and Contact Centre solutions.

Lanigan brings extensive industry experience to Avaya, having worked in senior sales management positions at various companies including Ericsson and JTec. Most recently he was general manager, Sales at Damovo, where he was responsible for refocusing the direct dales team, and developing major strategies to allow better coverage of both the installed base and potential clients.

"Technologies such as IP telephony are penetrating the market more pervasively than ever before and customers are realising the benefits and efficiencies that are possible through convergence," said Carlton Taya, Managing Director, Avaya South Pacific.

"This appointment signals the intention of Avaya to grow its market share in the South Pacific region. The skills and experience that Lanigan brings with him are an excellent match for Avaya in achieving that goal," Taya said.

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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