Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading provider of unified communications software solutions, announced that Don Smith, Chief Executive Officer, has been named the CEO of the Year by the
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Founded by the
"Don Smith's success at re-engineering Mitel and preparing it for the future is very clear," said OBJ publisher Michael Curran. "The transition to IP-based technology, the acquisition of Inter-Tel, and the IPO all speak to his leadership."
Smith joined Mitel in
Among Smith's achievements as CEO, the most notable include: driving Mitel's product transition from TDM to IP technology and more recently evolving Mitel from a hardware supplier to a software-based solutions and services company; acquiring Inter-Tel; and taking the company public in 2010.
"Don has done an exemplary job leading Mitel through a number of technology cycles during his tenure as CEO," said Terry Matthews, chairman of the board for Mitel. "The passion and dedication Don brings to his role has made him instrumental to the success of the company and most deserving of the title of CEO of the Year."
Smith has more than 30 years of experience in the communications technology industry, including more than six years at
Mitel Networks (Nasdaq:MITL) is a global provider of business communications solutions and services, consisting of unified communications and collaboration software applications, IP telephony platforms, mobility applications and managed and network services. Mitel enables businesses of all sizes to move beyond basic fixed telephony tools toward integrated multi-media collaboration solutions, accessible from anywhere, helping to improve performance, gain competitive advantage, and reduce costs. Mitel's global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, U.S. headquarters are in Chandler, Arizona and EMEA headquarters are in Caldicot, UK, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide. For more information visit: http://www.mitel.com
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