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December 13, 2010

ShoreTel appoints new president & CEO

New CEO Peter Blackmore replaces interim CEO Don Girskis

By CBR Staff Writer

ShoreTel, a provider of IP phone systems with fully integrated unified communications, has appointed Peter Blackmore as the company’s president and chief executive officer.

Blackmore replaces interim CEO Don Girskis, who served will resume his position as senior vice president of worldwide sales.

Blackmore was most recently president, CEO and a member of the board of directors of UTStarcom, a provider of Internet protocol-based network offerings, where he focussed on strategy to capitalise on opportunities in China and India.

Prior to UTStarcom, Blackmore was executive vice president in charge of worldwide sales, marketing and technology at Unisys, before which he worked at Hewlett-Packard as executive vice president of the Customer Solutions Group.

Blackmore served in several senior management positions at Compaq Computer, including senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing and then executive vice president for sales and service.

ShoreTel chairman of the board Gary Daichendt said Peter brings a wealth of hardware, software, services and channel expertise to ShoreTel.

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"His track record of successfully scaling technology organisations worldwide makes him the right leader to accelerate ShoreTel’s growth."

Blackmore, who also serves on the board of MEMC Electronic Materials, said, "I look forward to working with the entire ShoreTel team to help the company continue to accelerate its growth and achieve its tremendous potential."


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