MEDIA RELEASE 13 July 2010
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Polycom Strengthens New Zealand Presence with Appointment of High-achieving Leader
Mr. Darryn Keiller appointed to newly created role of New Zealand Director of
Sydney, 13 July 2010 - Polycom Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the largest independent
global provider of telepresence, video and voice communications solutions, has
moved to further reinforce its leadership position in New Zealand with the
appointment of Mr. Darryn Keiller as New Zealand Director of Sales. Mr. Keiller
will be responsible for guiding Polycom's business in New Zealand, and for
extending the company's share of key markets - particularly the fast-growing
video conferencing market, where Polycom is the dominant player locally.
Mr. Keiller's appointment marks the latest milestone in Polycom's aggressive
expansion strategy in the region. Most recently, Polycom announced Datastor (NZ)
Limited as its distributor in the New Zealand market, and the appointment of
long-standing partner Asnet Technologies Ltd as the first Polycom Platinum
reseller in New Zealand.
In his new role, Mr. Keiller will be responsible for building the New Zealand
business through expanding the certified reseller network and engaging with key
partners in the Polycom Open Collaboration Network - including HP, IBM,
Microsoft and Juniper Networks - to deliver easy-to-deploy, open standards-based
collaboration solutions within Unified Communications environments.
"New Zealand is at the vanguard of the global shift to the ubiquitous adoption
of HD video and telepresence communications," said Mr. Michael Chetner, Managing
Director for Australia and New Zealand, at Polycom. "As the clear market leader,
Polycom sees tremendous growth potential for our business in New Zealand.
Appointing Darryn to this new position is a key pillar of our strategy to
assertively take advantage of that potential and extend Polycom's market share
in sectors like the small to medium business market."
Mr. Chetner added: "Polycom's business is at a key inflection point and with the
best solutions for customers, it is now time to take it into overdrive. Darryn's
knowledge of the New Zealand market, his customer-centric approach, and capacity
to drive even more success with the Polycom Open Collaboration Network will
undoubtedly propel consistent market gains for Polycom's business in New
Mr. Keiller commented: "I'm extremely excited to be joining Polycom at this
time. By definition, unified communications is open, and Polycom continues to
help drive open standards and industry interoperability, as well as driving down
the costs associated with bandwidth. As a result, there is great momentum for
Polycom to further cement its leadership going forward."
Prior to joining Polycom, Mr. Keiller held senior management roles with
LexisNexis New Zealand and Hewlett Packard including Compaq Computers over 10
years working in a variety of sales, marketing, strategy and management roles.
Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) is the global leader in telepresence, video, and
voice solutions and a visionary in communications that empower people to connect
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