NASHUA, N.H. (May 11, 2007) – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB: EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of real-time collaboration solutions for corporate and government networks and eBusiness, today announced the appointment of James S. Idelson as Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Idelson joins Ezenia from DesigNET International, where he served as President of the company he founded in 1995 to provide strategic and management consulting services to conferencing and collaboration end users, service providers, and manufacturers. Mr. Idelson brings more than 25 years of marketing, product development and general management experience to Ezenia.
Mr. Idelson reports to Khoa Nguyen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ezenia, and will be responsible for the company’s global marketing, corporate communications, demand creation, product management and market research functions. “I am delighted to have Jim join the Ezenia executive management team,” said Mr. Nguyen. “His experience in the collaboration industry, combined with his leadership skills and marketing savvy, will be invaluable as we continue to grow the company, forge new partnerships, and extend our reach in both government and commercial markets.”
“I look forward to helping Ezenia build on its unique position as a leading provider of highly secure, platform-independent, real-time collaboration tools,” said Mr. Idelson. “Allowing people in all kinds of organizations to work together as cohesive, productive teams, regardless of individual location and environment, is what Ezenia and the InfoWorkSpace product family are all about. The opportunity for this company to advance the state of the art and drive market growth in this space is truly exciting.”
Mr. Idelson started his career in 1980 in product development and applications engineering in the semiconductor industry with LTX and Analog Devices. He moved on to roles in product marketing, strategic planning and management with Masscomp, a manufacturer of real-time computer systems. In 1990, he joined videoconferencing pioneer PictureTel and was part of the leadership team, first as Senior Director of product marketing and then General Manager of the network systems business unit, which navigated the company through its period of most rapid and profitable growth. Since 1995, his consulting company, DesigNET, has guided many of the world’s largest companies – including Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, General Motors and others – through the challenges of designing, building and operating highly effective enterprise conferencing and collaboration environments.
Originally from Boston, MA, Mr. Idelson received his BSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his MBA from Boston University.
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.
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