December 09 2009
AUSTIN, Tex., Dec. 9, 2009 – LifeSize Communications, Inc., a global leader in high definition video communications, today announced Simon Claringbold has been named vice president of sales for Asia Pacific. Claringbold, a high-tech industry veteran, joins LifeSize from Microsoft Corporation and brings over 20 years of IT sales and services management experience to LifeSize. LifeSize also announced expanded sales and services locations in APAC with the addition of new sales offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, and technical service and support centers in Bangalore, India, Shanghai, China, and Singapore.
“Asia Pacific represents a significant segment of our business,” said Craig Malloy, founder and chief executive officer, LifeSize Communications, Inc. “Our growth and continued investment in APAC, as well as increasing demand in the region, accelerated the need for LifeSize to expand not only our locations, but our executive team. With the addition of Simon, and his experience in creating global account organizations and managing alliance/channel programs, we’re looking forward to leveraging the opportunity APAC presents for HD video communications and telepresence.”
"I'm very excited to be joining the team at LifeSize; the company is experiencing significant growth around the world, in particular Asia Pacific, due to our industry-leading price/performance visual solutions,” said Simon Claringbold, vice president Asia Pacific sales, LifeSize Communications, Inc. “LifeSize has redefined video communications, pioneering HD video and continuing to innovate, with the latest product LifeSize Passport. What LifeSize has done is remarkable and presents tremendous opportunity in the Asia Pacific region.”
Prior to joining LifeSize, Claringbold was senior director of services sales for Microsoft Asia Pacific where he reengineered the go-to-market for the services sales organization. Prior to Microsoft he held senior executive positions at Avaya in both Asia Pacific and Europe, eLoyalty Corporation and TNT Australia. Claringbold holds an MBA in Business Management with an undergraduate degree in Computer Studies, Banking and Financial Commerce. Claringbold will be based in the LifeSize APAC office in Singapore.
LifeSize is a pioneer and world leader in high-definition video collaboration. Designed to make video conferencing truly universal, our full range of open standards-based systems offer enterprise-class, IT-friendly technologies that enable genuine human interaction over any distance. Founded in 2003 and acquired by Logitech in 2009, LifeSize, with its commitment to relentless innovation, continues to extend the highest-quality video conferencing capabilities to anyone, anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.lifesize.com.
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