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Avaya Appoints Stuart Wells Senior Vice President and President, Global Communications Solutions


Avaya announced the appointment of Stuart Wells as senior vice president and president, Global Communications Solutions. 

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Avaya (NYSE: AV) today announced the appointment of Stuart Wells as senior vice president and president, Global Communications Solutions. In this role, Wells will lead the design and development of Avaya's communications product and software portfolio. His responsibilities will include leading overall development investments, identifying business development opportunities in emerging technologies and development and execution of the group business plan.


Wells joins Avaya from Sun Microsystems, where he held a series of senior leadership roles, with a particular focus on software and on-demand computing. Most recently Wells served as executive vice president, Utility Computing. He was also senior vice president of eCommerce applications, middleware and communication products during the Sun/Netscape alliance. Wells also held roles leading the Market Development organization and the Network Software Product Group, as well as a sales role leading the Financial Services vertical organization. 


"Stuart Wells' broad experience in general management and track record of delivering technology innovation and results make him an excellent addition to our leadership team," said Mike Thurk, chief operating officer, Avaya. "As we build on our software and technology leadership, Stuart will lead the work delivering communications solutions our customers can use to strategically transform their businesses."


Wells received a B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, an M.S. in Digital Techniques, and a Ph.D. in Video and Image Compression, all from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He also holds an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.


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:


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