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News : Mitel Appoints Lou McElwain Senior Vice President of Americas Unified Communications Sales
Ottawa, ON, USA, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Mitel, a global provider in business communications, announced the appointment of Lou McElwain as Senior Vice President overseeing the company’s unified communications (UC) sales for the Americas region.
A technology industry veteran, McElwain brings a unique set of skills having led sales and marketing teams with several large technology manufacturers and within a large value-added reseller. While serving in various leadership positions at IBM, Cisco and most recently Presidio, he built and led sales teams in multiple countries, secured global, marquee accounts and consistently contributed to driving revenue growth.
McElwain is based in New York City and reports to Todd Abbott, Mitel’s Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Services.
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"Right now, a fundamental change is underway for our customers and channel partners. Regardless of their size or industry, businesses everywhere are seeking to increase productivity through digital transformation," said Todd Abbott, Executive Vice President Global Sales and Services, Mitel. "Lou understands how to help companies take advantage of major technology evolutions and inflection points. He also brings a unique perspective to our VAR channel business having led a channel business and developed channel-centric sales go-to-market strategies for large technology manufacturers. We look forward to having him on the team as we continue to expand our channel strategies and deliver seamless communications and collaboration solutions for our customers."
"At its essence, digital transformation is about becoming more effective and efficient. As customers move through that process for communications and collaboration, they seek the flexibility of cloud with the control of an on-site solution," said Lou McElwain, Senior Vice President, Americas Unified Communications Sales, Mitel. "The Mitel UC portfolio is purpose-built to provide customization and security for their current needs and offers them future-proof assurance, so they can bring in cloud or next-generation applications at their own pace."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Mitel is a global provider of enterprise and small business communications solutions and services. The company focuses on blending powerful infrastructure with an intuitive human interface to deliver the benefits of voice, video and data convergence to the user. Mitel's broad portfolio of solutions provide advanced voice, video and data communications platforms, desktop phones and Internet appliances, intuitive applications for customer relationship management and mobility, messaging and multimedia collaboration.
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2019