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Avaya Strengthens UK Management Team

01-16-2006
  • Roullier joins as UK Sales Director from Extreme Networks

Avaya today announced it has made two new appointments to its UK management team to support Avaya’s continued growth and leadership position in IP telephony and business communication applications. 

GUILDFORD, UK – Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of business communication applications, systems and services, today announced it has made two new appointments to its UK management team to support Avaya’s continued growth and leadership position in IP telephony and business communication applications.  The appointments will enable a more targeted focus on channels to market and help customers to migrate to IP telephony to support their businesses.

 

Nick Roullier has been appointed as sales director for the company’s UK business and Andrew Scopes will take on the role of UK, Ireland and Southern Africa services director.  Both positions will report to Buddie Ceronie, vice president, UK, Ireland and Southern Africa at Avaya.

 

Roullier will lead the UK sales team and is responsible for all direct and indirect sales of enterprise systems, applications and services in the UK.  Roullier will lead an enterprise sales management team responsible for commercial, government and financial sectors and the channel.  Roullier has extensive experience in sales leadership and management and has held various roles at Juniper Networks (formerly Unisphere) and Alcatel.  Roullier joined Avaya from Extreme Networks Africa – a strategic alliance partner and a member of the Avaya DeveloperConnection programme - where he worked as managing director in the UK and Ireland, responsible for revenue generation as well as supporting channel and end-user initiatives.

 

With a wealth of services management experience, Scopes is responsible for all UK, Ireland and Southern Africa multi-vendor voice and data services (including post-sale, installation, maintenance and renewals to remote services monitoring).  Scopes joins Avaya from Dell where he worked previously as Head of EMEA Services Partner Management Group.  Also he has held various services management roles at 3Com and Compaq.

 

Buddie Ceronie commented: "Roullier and Scopes' leadership skills and background will help to further strengthen Avaya’s sales and services strategy, focusing on the integration of spanning voice, data and multi-vendor services to deliver more effective and flexible communication for businesses."

 

About Avaya

Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses worldwide, including over 90 per cent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol telephony systems and communications software applications and services.  Also, Avaya is a pioneer and leader in enterprise fixed/mobile convergence with hundreds of thousands of customers using extension to cellular capability of Avaya Communication Manager every day.

 

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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