Nashua, NH, July 21, 2005 – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB: EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of secure real-time collaboration solutions for government networks and eGovernment, announced today that Daniel K. Ragheb has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development reporting directly to Khoa Nguyen, Ezenia Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
As the Chief Marketing Officer for Maryland-based Zegato Solutions Inc. in charge of developing and executing its federal market growth and penetration strategies, Mr. Ragheb was the conduit to industry partners and alliances that made Zegato the recognized leader in travel management IT solutions within the federal government. Prior to Zegato, Mr. Ragheb served as Vice President of Marketing and Government Services for Minneapolis-based Gelco Information Network and positioned them as the leading provider of expense management solutions to industry and the public sector. Prior to Gelco, Mr. Ragheb was a registered lobbyist and federal marketing consultant with the firm of Hyjek & Fix, Inc. representing clients and enhancing their market share in the public sector on international trade, financial management, and e-business related opportunities. Most recently, Mr. Ragheb started his own practice and specialized in representing corporations at multiple levels to the federal government.
“With 25 years of experience in growing companies and representing clients for business opportunities with the federal government, Dan brings invaluable knowledge and expertise to help Ezenia accelerate its growth potential,” remarked Khoa Nguyen. “His business background and proven track record of successes in developing and executing strategic partnerships and alliances will undoubtedly widen the Company market opportunity and enhance the rate of penetration by our flagship product InfoWorkSpace”, further noted Mr. Nguyen. “Dan’s addition to the management team, coupled with the leadership we already have in our government systems business, will create more bandwidth and capability to achieve larger scale opportunities and open new channels of distribution.”
“I am delighted to be a part of the Ezenia team”, commented Mr. Ragheb, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “With its flagship product InfoWorkSpace recognized as the leading secure collaborative software initiative for enterprise deployments, coupled with a loyal and endorsing customer base from the Intelligence Community, various branches of the Armed Forces, and emerging civilian opportunities like the Health Officers Association of California (HOAC), Ezenia is poised to achieve enterprise-wide contract opportunities by further developing existing channels, opening new channels, and forging alliances with premier solution providers. I look forward to leveraging my experience in the development and establishment of business relationships and alliances to help the Company achieve its aggressive near-term objectives and ambitious long-term plan for growth.”
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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