AVI-SPL Adds Offices in the UK and Canada
Jan 14, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
AVI-SPL, a video communications partner, announced further international expansion with the opening of the new offices outside the U.S., including London, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.
"AVI-SPL is committed to being a truly global provider," said AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel. "Today's companies operate around the world so we're growing the footprint to keep pace with their needs wherever they are, while providing the highest level of video communications service."
AVI-SPL has launched European operations with headquarters in the UK, the company said. Leading operations as managing director is James Shanks, an industry expert with experience in the unified communications market in Europe.
"The UK office will operate independently but will benefit from access to AVI-SPL's global restheces," said Shanks. "With AVI-SPL's financial stability, strong vendor relationships, and rich capabilities in managed services, we're confident about the future of the business in Europe."
AVI-SPL has also added operations in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto through the acquisition of selected assets from audio video and information technology firm Duocom. Industry veteran and recognized IT business leader Zoreena Abas will lead AVI-SPL's eastern Canada offices. With this addition, AVI-SPL now operates in five Canadian cities which also include Calgary and Vancouver, the company added.
"I'm excited to join the AVI-SPL team as the company strategically positions itself for rapid growth outside of the U.S.," said Zoreena Abas, managing director, AVI-SPL. "AVI-SPL's excellent reputation and breadth of services and expertise will allow us to reach the goal of becoming number one in Canada."
The new UK and Canada offices are staffed with solution architects, engineers, project managers, and installation and service technicians. AVI-SPL's VNOC Symphony software platform and Customer Care International Help Desk will also be a part of the UK operations.
"It's strategic moves like this that make AVI-SPL a leader in the industry," said Rob Arnold, senior analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "Last year's acquisition of Iformata added VNOC services which strengthen AVI-SPL's managed service offering.They've built upon that to take a significant step towards expanding internationally in order to meet customer demands for high quality video solutions backed by locally provided support and services."
"The expansion of the geographic footprint reinforces the overall sales growth strategy. AVI-SPL's new international offices will be supported by the sales operations teams just like the rest of the offices," said Don Mastro, executive vice president of sales. "Starting off the year with fthe new international offices is very exciting and we're looking forward to a big year."
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