Business communication firm Mitel has appointed Graham Bevington to the position of executive vice-president and chief sales officer in a bid to drive further market expansion.
"In a converging and consolidating market place, capitalising on competitive opportunities quickly and successfully is key to growth," said Rich McBee, president and CEO of Mitel.
Bevington will have general management responsibility and accountability for Mitel's worldwide sales operations, working to coordinate and leverage opportunities through global strategic accounts.
"Graham is uniquely prepared to provide the industry insight, competitive knowledge, and strategic sales know-how to capitalise on evolving customer opportunities and to drive Mitel's sales program to the next level,” said McBee.
Establishing a global network of distribution partners to drive Mitel's market presence and expand Mitel's historic strength in vertical markets, Bevington will introduce and implement a series of global vertical market sales programs and play a lead role in assessing and evaluating potential M&A opportunities for the company.
"This is a dynamic time to be in the business communications business. We have entered an extraordinary period in the enterprise market where technology advancement, upgrade opportunities and competitive disruption are unleashing customers and enabling them to think differently about their technology needs," said Bevington.
"Customers are determining the winners and losers in our industry, bid by bid, and on a daily basis. With one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, Mitel is ideally situated to capitalise in this climate."
Bevington brings more than 25 years of experience to the role following a series of senior sales management positions at Mitel over the last 15 years.