Mike Muller replaces François Lançon as Avaya president APAC

Infotech Lead Asia: Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems, has appointed Mike Muller as its new President for the Asia Pacific region, with effect from March 1st.

Muller succeeds François Lançon who will be leaving the company to take up a new opportunity in the APAC IT sector.

Muller joined Avaya at the beginning of February 2013, initially as APAC chief operating officer, to help ensure a smooth executive management transition. He was most recently Vice President and Asia Pacific General Manager at data capture and information management company Intermec.

As Avaya’s Asia Pacific president, Muller will be responsible for the sales and overall management of the company’s activities in the region, spanning India, South East Asia, Greater China, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

He is responsible for executing the company’s strategy, vision and growth objectives across APAC.

Muller will focus on supporting Avaya’s extensive current and future customer base, and APAC-wide network of Avaya Connect channel partners and distributors, ensuring all can benefit from the company’s technology innovation and fully leverage Avaya’s focus on The Power of We – enabling smarter collaboration for faster decision-making and better business results.

“As Avaya continues to accelerate innovation in enterprise communication and collaboration to support our customers’ business needs across APAC, Mike will build on the success François has helped to build, and play a pivotal role in ensuring we can meet the customer experience, video, mobile, social and cloud-based collaboration and networking needs of companies of all sizes throughout this diverse region,” said Tom Mitchell, SVP and president, Global Sales, Avaya.

Avaya to focus on growth via new product absorption in 2013

Avaya has introduced new products in the small and medium business segment and in open mobile enterprise collaboration during Q4. The acquisition of Radvision was significant.

Avaya CEO and President Kevin Kennedy said the company will focus on growth via new product absorption and continued productivity improvements in 2013.

For fiscal 2012, Avaya reported revenue of $5.17 billion, down 7 percent compared to fiscal 2011 revenue of $5.55 billion. Operating income improved by $209 million to $115 million in fiscal 2012 compared to an operating loss of $94 million in fiscal 2011

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