Nashua, NH, December 1, 2005 – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB: EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of secure real-time collaboration solutions for government networks and eGovernment, announced today that Dane A. Donaldson has rejoined the company as Vice President, Customer Support Services, reporting directly to Khoa Nguyen, Ezenia Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Donaldson brings to Ezenia over 25 years of global services experience spanning many industries including integrated support solutions for complex Unix and Windows environments, collaborative communications solutions (voice, video, web and data) for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunications carriers, Regional Bell Operation Companies (RBOCs) and global communications companies, third party service, and computer manufacturing.
Prior to rejoining Ezenia, from May 2002 to July 2005, Mr. Donaldson was President of JustSolutions Inc., a start-up IT consulting company helping clients to leverage enabling technology to deliver better customer satisfaction and business results. From April 2000 to May 2002, he was Senior Vice President of Operations at Akibia Inc. Mr. Donaldson also served as Vice President of Worldwide Customer Support and Services at VideoServer from January 1998 to March 2000 and Vice President of Worldwide Maintenance Services at PictureTel Corp from 1993 to 1997. Earlier in his career, Mr. Donaldson also served as Director of Field Operations at Motorola/Codex and held numerous positions of increasing responsibility at Philips Electronics Instruments, Prime Computer and Honeywell Information Systems. Mr. Donaldson also served in the United States Army from August 1967 to September 1970.
“It is a delight to welcome Dane back to our company,” remarks Khoa Nguyen, Ezenia chairman & CEO. “With his entrepreneurial spirit, diverse experience in many industries and companies, and global services background, Dane will play an instrumental role in growing and strengthening the customer support and services organization, enhancing Ezenia responsiveness to address mission critical deployments of InfoWorkSpace and improving our relationships and customer satisfaction. Excellent support and services in addition to a best-of-breed product offering plays a vital role in enabling Ezenia to expand its customer base, breadth and depth-wise.”
“It is a pleasure to be welcomed back to Ezenia and becoming a member of Ezenia’s management team as the company is embarking on many exciting and challenging business opportunities,” comments Dane Donaldson, Ezenia Vice President of Customer Support Services. “As Ezenia’s business and installed base continue to expand, our goal is the delivery of excellence in customer support services by ensuring a high degree of customer satisfaction and loyalty, which is a critical factor in ensuring Ezenia’s continued success. It is my intent to build on the skill and experience of the existing team to provide continuous improvement in support services to our channel partners and customers in their delivery of mission critical applications. We will deliver increased contributions, in terms of bookings and revenue, as a business component to the top line growth of our company.”
About Ezenia! Inc.
Ezenia! Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN.OB), founded in 1991, is a leading provider of real-time collaboration solutions, bringing new and valuable levels of interaction and collaboration to corporate networks and the Internet. By integrating voice, video and data collaboration, the Company’s award-winning products enable groups to interact through a natural meeting experience regardless of geographic distance. Ezenia! products allow dispersed groups to work together in real-time using powerful capabilities such as instant messaging, white boarding, screen sharing and text chat. The ability to discuss projects, share information and modify documents allows users to significantly improve team communication and accelerate the decision-making process. More information about Ezenia! Inc. and its product offerings can be found at the company’s Web site,www.Ezenia.com.
Note to Investors
Statements included herein that are not historical facts include forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual operating results to differ from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the considerations that are discussed in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis section of the Company’s 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, such as the evolution of Ezenia!’s market, its dependence on major customers, rapid technological change and competition within the collaborative software market, its reliance on third party technology, protection of its propriety technology, its history of liquidity concerns and operating losses, and other considerations that are discussed further in this report. Copies of the Company’s 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, or other publicly available financial information, may be received at no charge by contacting Investor Relations at Ezenia!.
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