Nashua, N.H., July 30, 2009 – Ezenia, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN.OB), a leading provider of real time solutions for situation sensitive and mission critical applications in corporate, government and commercial networks, announced today that Mr. T. Kevin Carroll has been appointed to the Ezenia Board of Advisors (BOA). The first meeting of the BOA was held on July 08th, 2009 in the Ezenia office facility located in Sterling, Virginia.
Mr. Carroll is the President of The Kevin Carroll Group, LLC, an information technology consulting company focusing on the Federal Government. Prior to starting the Kevin Carroll Group, Kevin was the Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS), where he managed a highly complex, diverse and effective organization engaged in developing, acquiring, integrating, deploying and sustaining state-of-the-art business and technology systems for the Army, Joint Service and Coalition users. The Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems has a global work force of over 600 military and civilian employees and obligations of more than $2 billion annually. Under Mr. Carroll’s leadership the Program Executive Office steadily grew in size, number of programs and importance to America’s military success. Mr. Carroll is recognized as a leader in managing information technology changes that are needed to support an Army at war and in support of the President’s Management Agenda. Mr. Carroll began his government career as a contracting officer with the Department of Transportation before transferring to the Army.
He has over 32 years experience in government service and his Army government experience includes the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Army’s Information Systems Selection and Acquisition Agency (ISSAA), now known as Information Technology – E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center (ITEC4), Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM), and the Army Materiel Command.
“Ezenia has had a loyal foothold in the Army with its InfoWorkSpace product and services offerings, especially with the Warfighters. I was aware of its reputation while I was the Army PEO-EIS,” stated Mr. Carroll. “As a member of the Ezenia Board of Advisors, I look forward to supporting its activities and efforts in the collaboration business arena, especially when InfoWorkSpace, as a collaboration solution, can add critical communication results to help both the DOD and Federal Government deliver on their missions.”
“The Army has been one of our major customers during all of these years, with InfoWorkSpace being one of the tools used in daily battle update assessment briefings by the Warfighters and weekly briefings within the Department of Defense. I am delighted and honored to have Mr. Carroll join the Ezenia Board of Advisors and look forward to working closely with him not only on Army-related matters but also on Joint Services, Federal Government, and Coalition opportunities,” noted Mr. Khoa Nguyen, Ezenia Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As the Company regains its footing and grows its businesses, Kevin’s broad experience and wealth of hands-on knowledge on large, diverse, and complex enterprises, coupled with his excellent reputation and tremendous respect within the technology community, will be invaluable to the Ezenia management team and its operations.”
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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