Polycom appoints new presidents for Asia Pacific and Americas Theatres
Polycom Inc has announced the appointments of two new presidents, Michael Alp as President of the Asia Pacific region and Damian Artt as President of the Americas.
Alp and Artt will be responsible for leading the sales strategy and execution in their respective geographies, to help drive the next phase of growth and opportunities for Polycom.
"I am extremely pleased to announce the appointments of Damian Artt and Michael Alp, two world-class and dynamic sales leaders who have both led transformational growth in high-tech companies, and will be great leaders in our Americas and Asia Pacific regions, respectively," said Polycom President and CEO, Andy Miller.
"Late last year, Polycom announced the largest and most important product launch in our history, with solutions designed to accelerate the mass adoption of video collaboration and fuel new growth opportunities for Polycom and our partners. Damian and Michael will lead Polycom's execution of this launch in their respective theatres, helping to drive growth for the Company and our partner community."
Alp brings to Polycom experience and expertise across hardware, infrastructure, and application software, and has been responsible for leading aggressive growth plans for major technology companies throughout Asia Pacific and Japan.
Alp joins Polycom from technology and cloud computing firm EMC Corporation, where he was most recently Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan for the Backup & Recovery Systems business based out of Hong Kong. He was previously Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, for Data Domain. Alp holds a BA in Politics and Psychology from the University of Adelaide.
Artt brings to Polycom a wealth of experience in both sales and services growth, and is experienced in solutions selling and building world class sales organisations. Prior to joining Polycom, he served as Senior Vice President for Wind River Systems' worldwide sales and services organisation, helping the company grow revenue significantly from 2007 to 2009 (Wind River Systems was acquired by Intel in 2009).
Prior to his eight years spent at Wind River Systems, Artt held a variety of executive level sales and operational roles at Cadence Design Systems over a span of 12 years. Artt holds a BS in Engineering, from Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.