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Avaya Appoints New Chief Information Officer

01-15-2007

Avaya announced the appointment of Lorie Buckingham as Avaya senior vice president and Chief Information Officer.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Avaya (NYSE: AV) today announced the appointment of Lorie Buckingham as Avaya senior vice president and Chief Information Officer. In her new role, Buckingham will lead overall information technology (IT) infrastructure and applications development and deployment across the organization to support Avaya's strategy and enhance productivity.

 

Buckingham joins Avaya from Visteon Corporation, where she served as Chief Information Officer and senior vice president of the Global Services Group. 

 

"Lorie brings a wealth of talent and expertise to her new role at Avaya," said Mike Thurk, chief operating officer, Avaya. "We are delighted to have the benefit of Lorie's deep experience in IT, global software solutions, e-commerce and business leadership. Her successful track record in helping a wide variety of enterprises derive maximum value from their technology investments make her an excellent fit for Avaya and our customers." 

 

Before joining Visteon, Buckingham served as CIO at ZoneTrader.com and, previously, senior director of Enterprise Information Technology Solutions at Union Carbide Corporation. Prior to that, she was director of Application Development at Continental Bank.

 

Buckingham earned a B.A. in chemistry and mathematics from the State University of New York.

 

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 website: www.avaya.com.

 

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