LONDON, 18 October, 2011 — ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems with fully integrated Unified Communications(UC), today announced Adrian Hipkiss has been appointed managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, Hipkiss will be responsible for continuing ShoreTel's growth in the region, and for bringing the many benefits of integrated IP communications to companies of all sizes throughout EMEA.
Hipkiss joins ShoreTel from Vodafone, where he held the position of Sales Director, Unified Communications. Prior to Vodafone, Adrian built a track record of success at both Avaya and Cable & Wireless where he held a variety of technology sales, and senior sales management positions. Adrian has more than 26 years of experience in the communications sector and has an extensive track record in creating, leading and developing high performance teams.
"Over the past two decades, Adrian has shown great business leadership in the communications market," said Peter Blackmore, ShoreTel president and CEO. "It is a testament to our commitment to the region that Adrian joins us to help shape our strategy and deliver growth throughout EMEA.”
“ShoreTel is an aggressive challenger in the unified communications market and is a company that has potential and scale for significant growth,” Hipkiss explained. “ShoreTel continues to enjoy strong growth in EMEA and I am excited to be joining at the helm of this region to help the company expand further in the EMEA region."
About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of Pure IP unified communications solutions. ShoreTel enables companies of any size to seamlessly integrate all communications - voice, video, messaging and data - with their business processes. Independent of device or location, ShoreTel's distributed software architecture eliminates the traditional costs, complexity and reliability issues typically associated with other solutions. ShoreTel continues to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, ease of use and manageability while driving down the overall total cost of ownership. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in Austin, Texas, the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com or call 1-800-425-9385.