Polycom Announces Appointment of Steve Huey to CMO; Former Compaq/HP Veteran to Lead Go-to-Market Strategy
PLEASANTON, Calif. â€“ July 22, 2004 â€“ Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the worldâ€™s leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, today announced the appointment of Steven C. Huey as Chief Marketing Officer reporting to Chairman and CEO Robert Hagerty. A global branding and marketing communications veteran, Huey has led marketing organizations at top information technology companies including Hewlett-Packard Corp., Compaq Computer Corp., NetFRAME Systems, Zenith Data Systems, Epson America, and IBM Corp., before founding his own corporate branding and marketing consultancy in Houston. He joins Polycom in its Pleasanton headquarters to lead all go to market programs including global branding and advertising, sales and channel marketing, marketing communications, public and analyst relations, web and creative services, and vertical industry development and marketing.
Huey brings a rich background in global branding, marketing communications, channel and product marketing, and vertical marketing in education, government and healthcare. â€œSteve is a perfect fit for Polycom and the communications industry as we approach an inflection point with the broad availability of wired and wireless connectivity,â€ said Robert Hagerty. â€œPolycom is extending our brand beyond voice and video conferencing to reflect our leadership in driving converged communications at the center of the network. Steve brings a proven skill-set in planning and executing world-class, integrated marketing programs for the service provider, enterprise, public sector, small and medium sized business, and consumer market, as well as our technology and channel partners.â€
In addition to its own end-to-end voice, video, web and data converged solutions, Polycom has recently partnered with Avaya, Cisco Systems, and Nortel Networks to integrate video communications into their infrastructures to provide standards-based video telephony solutions at the desktop. Polycom is a global provider of voice, video, web and data solutions with a premier distribution strategy involving a high-touch sales force and certified channel implementation. Polycom standards-based solutions are award-winning and the company holds over 300 patents in technology innovation. Polycom is instrumental in standards bodies and responsible for many of the standards currently used in video compression and wideband audio.
â€œIâ€™m excited to be working with such a respected and dynamic company,â€ said Steve Huey. â€œPolycom and its position leading converged communications is a great opportunity with tremendous potential as converged IP networks become pervasive.â€
Polycom, Inc. is the worldâ€™s technology leader of high-quality, easy-to-use video, voice, data and web conferencing and collaboration solutions. The Polycom Officeâ„¢ is our continued commitment to make distance communications as natural and interactive as being there by providing best-in-class conferencing solutions that are interoperable, integrated and intuitive to the user. The Polycom Office is based on industry standards and supported by an open architecture that promotes interoperability in multi-vendor environments and complements leading network infrastructure platforms. For additional information call 1-800-POLYCOM (765-9266) or +1-408-526-9000, or visit the Polycom website at http://www.polycom.com.
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