Nashua, N.H., April 19, 2010 – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB: EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of real-time situation awareness, command and control solutions for corporate and government networks, appoints Rene A. Rodriguez, Vice President of Government Systems Business overseeing all related operations of sales, marketing, and business development in the Company’s Sterling, VA office.
Mr. Rodriguez reports directly to Khoa Nguyen, Ezenia Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, bringing extensive federal and commercial industry knowledge to extend Ezenia’s reach into all agencies of the government market segment. His new vision concentrates on four key pillars of execution: build from the existing customer base within the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, expand potential sales into additional federal agencies, leverage partnerships to accelerate new business at the state, local, and municipal levels, and compete aggressively for every opportunity.
“Rene’s experience is a rare combination of industry knowledge, technology appreciation, relationship building, and aggressive salesmanship. His success record and hands-on management style strengthens our sales team and mobilizes our combined resources of finance, engineering, customer service, marketing and lobbying,’ commented Mr. Nguyen. “As the newest member of our executive team, Rene has already impacted the organization positively and noticeably. I am pleased with Rene’s leadership and anticipate many far-reaching achievements for Ezenia.”
Mr. Rodriguez served in various sales, marketing, and business development positions of increasing importance during his 22-year career spanning ClearCube Technologies Inc., System Engineering Inc., WRQ Inc., Xerox Corporation, STMS Inc., and Magnetic Supply Inc. “What attracted me to Ezenia was the Company’s potential for growth and a remarkably loyal customer base,” stated Mr. Rodriguez. “The Company’s lean expense profile, proven InfoWorkSpace product line, and a pending announcement of a new, complimentary product made Ezenia even more attractive. With the experience I have in growing revenue, I am convinced that Ezenia will turn profitable with their outstanding product line.” Prior to joining Ezenia, Mr. Rodriguez was a senior consultant with DalCorp, now part of Agile Edge Technologies Inc. (www.AgileEdgeTech.com), focusing on federal systems integrators, such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman, and generating significant revenue for clients. “Rene played a critical role in helping our firm secure significant contracts for our large integrators,” noted Mr. Dallas Hale, President of AET Consulting. “Rene’s entrepreneurial skills, winning attitude, market knowledge, and deal-making experience will take Ezenia to the next level.”
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 eGovernment. 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 and service offerings can be found at the Company’s Web site, http://www.ezenia.com.
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