Wire One Names Senior Executives to Head Glowpoint Sales Division
Wire One Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: WONE – news) today announced it has named former Polycom, Inc. executives David Budd and Joe Vitalone as senior vice presidents of sales. Their focus will center on Glowpoint, one of the nation’s leading IP-based video communications subscriber services. Messrs. Budd and Vitalone will be responsible for driving both direct sales and building a Glowpoint channel sales network nationwide.
Mr. Budd most recently served as the vice president of sales, East, for Polycom, Inc.’s video conferencing division, where his responsibilities included developing strategic alliances and new distribution channels, and expanding relationships with channel partners. Before joining Polycom, Mr. Budd served as senior manager of telecommunications at PictureTel Corporation, and held a variety of management positions within VMX, Inc.
At Polycom, Mr. Vitalone most recently served as vice president of global business development, in which capacity he was responsible for strategic alliances, new channel development, global accounts and distance education. He previously served Polycom as vice president of sales for North America. Prior to joining Polycom, Mr. Vitalone served as director of business development for PictureTel Corporation, director of sales for AT&T Wireless, and sales director for Mitel Corporation.
“We are very excited to add these two outstanding executives to our Glowpoint team,” said Wire One chief operating officer Leo Flotron. “Both men possess tremendous experience in developing and expanding distribution and channel sales networks for video communications. This is evident in the excellent job they did in helping make Polycom, Inc. a world leader in videoconferencing. We are confident they will do the same for the Glowpoint network.”
The new appointees will report to Mr. Flotron.
Wire One Technologies, Inc. is a leading full-service provider of a complete range of video communications solutions, including Glowpoint, the first IP-based network dedicated to video communications. The company, which is the first video communications provider to receive Frost & Sullivan’s Market Engineering Service Innovation Award, is a leading integrator for major video and voice communications manufacturers, including Accord Telecommunications, Cisco Systems, PictureTel Corporation, Polycom, Inc., RADVision, VTEL and VCON. The Glowpoint network utilizes an IP backbone and achieves last mile connectivity through a variety of solutions, including DSL, T1 and Optical Ethernet. Wire One’s current customer base includes more than 2,500 companies with approximately 13,000 videoconferencing endpoints in the commercial, federal and state government, medical and education marketplaces nationwide and across the globe.
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