David Phillips Appointed President/COO of York Telecom Corporation
EATONTOWN, NEW JERSEY—March 29th 2011— York Telecom, a leading global provider of visual communication services and solutions, announced today that Mr. David Phillips has been appointed as the company’s new President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective immediately. David will assume the responsibility for the execution of the strategic plan of York Telecom as well as running the day to day business.
Mr. Ron Gaboury, who has served as President & COO since 1999, has been elected Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company effective immediately. Ron will succeed Dr. York Wang who will remain as Chairman of the Board and majority shareholder of the Company. Dr. Wang, who founded the company in 1985, will continue to consult on strategic product and service directions.
“As the videoconferencing and unified collaboration industry continues its double digit growth,” said Dr. Wang, Chairman of York Telecom. “We are continuing to transform ourselves as a high growth company that will become more relevant as a trusted partner to our customers and meet the evolving needs of organizations wanting to use collaboration as a strategic asset. David’s industry track record, proven leadership and customer passion together with Ron’s finance and operational background and the support of the executive team make this management team the ideal team to take York Telecom to the next level.”
“David has the right skill sets and experience to lead York Telecom through its next phase of growth,” said Mr. Gaboury. “I look forward to collaborating with him and my senior leadership team to leverage the tremendous opportunity York Telecom has in the exciting unified communications market.”
“As the leading independent company in the fast-growing videoconferencing market, I absolutely believe that York Telecom is uniquely positioned to capture a significantly increased share of this market over the next several years,” said Mr. Phillips. “With its strong heritage in government markets and its proven ability to acquire marquee commercial customers, together with an excellent reputation gained through the efforts of its talented people and the availability of capital, we have a solid foundation from which to grow. By implementing an ambitious go to market strategy and working closely with key vendors and partners, we will aggressively grow the business by providing customers with leading edge solutions and services on a worldwide basis.”
Mr. Phillips has a 30-year proven track record in the communications and enterprise software industries including two and a half years in the videoconferencing industry as Chief Sales Officer at Polycom. During his tenure revenues grew by nearly $500m and he was instrumental in establishing a go to market strategy that transformed Polycom into a highly successful consultative sales organization. Prior to joining Polycom, Mr. Phillips was COO of ACS Dataline, a value added reseller in the network sector which he joined after 4 years as SVP & General Manager at Trilogy, the largest independent enterprise software company in the US. During his 11 years at AT&T, Lucent and Avaya, he held several senior international leadership roles in General Management, Sales, Marketing, and Product Management. As Managing Director of AT&T’s Business Communications Division in Europe, he led the Company through a period of significant revenue and profit growth. Immediately prior to joining AT&T he was General Manager at Plessey/Siemens enterprise communications division in the UK, the market leader in private branch exchange equipment.
About York Telecom
York Telecom is a leading provider of visual communication services and solutions for Commercial, Education, Medical and Public Sector clients. Founded in 1985, the company is headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey. The company offers total managed conferencing services, consulting, integration and operational services, professional video production and postproduction for visual communication solutions such as Videoconferencing, Streaming Media, Video on Demand, Custom Media Studio and Room Design and Multimedia Network Management. York Telecom has worldwide branch offices, a multi-lingual VNOC and help desk and a worldwide integration, production and support force. For more information, visit York Telecom online at www.yorktel.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.