ALCATEL STRENGTHENS MICROELECTRONICS' EXECUTIVE SALES TEAM WORLDWIDE Tuesday 22 May 2001 PDF Print New appointments reflect customer focus, and significance of US and Asian Pacific regions for worldwide ADSL chipset leader Brussels, Belgium, May 22 2001 - Alcatel (NYSE: ALA) today announced new senior level sales appointments for its microelectronics activities in Asia Pacific and North America. These new positions are also complemented by a recent addition to the executive sales team for EMEA. Reinforcing the worldwide sales organisation ensures that customer focus remains top priority, and continues to drive product design. "We are committed to build a world class sales and customer service organisation, in-line with sales and our position as a major global player," says Christian Olivier, Vice President of Worldwide Sales. "The new appointments reflect the significance of these regions in terms of their contribution to our global business strategy, and the demand for semiconductor technologies in these markets. Vick Aggarwala joins Alcatel as Vice President of Sales in Asia Pacific, based in the Singapore office. Vick brings 26 years of international experience in the electronics industry, and was previously with Future Electronics, the third largest electronic component Distribution company worldwide, where he was a pioneer of Future Electronics' Asia Pacific Operations. His appointment follows two additional office openings in Korea and Japan during recent months. The North American Sales team is also being strengthened with Mark Rice's appointment as Vice President of North American Sales. Mark, who is based in Richardson, was previously with Rockwell and Conexant, where he directed key accounts such as Compaq, Dell and HP. He brings 23 years of experience in Customer Service, Purchasing, Sales, Key Account and Strategic Sales Management. This appointment is complemented by the expansion of sales and technical support for microelectronic solutions in the region, with offices opening in Portland, San Jose and Detroit. North American operations have also been reinforced with the appointment of Jean Beka as General Manager, North America. Jean is an experienced executive, both in operations and sales, with more than 18 years experience. Formerly a Sales Director for Europe, and for Asia Pacific, Jean Beka will be instrumental in developing Alcatel's position as a global microelectronics' player overseas. In EMEA, Enrico Corti has been in charge of sales for EMEA since 2000. Enrico has a 15 years track record in the semiconductor field - covering Asics and ASSP design, application engineering, customer support and sales. Formerly with Telettra and Lucent, Enrico joined Alcatel's activities in 1996, and was previously Sales Manager for Italy and Israel. About Alcatel Alcatel builds next generation networks, delivering integrated end-to-end voice and data networking solutions to established and new carriers, as well as enterprises and consumers worldwide. With 130,000 employees and sales of EURO 31 billion in 2000, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet. http://www.alcatel.com Press Contacts: Mirella Kimpen Alcatel Europe & Asia Tel: 00 +32 2 718 1840 Kevin Kohleriter Alcatel North America Tel: 972 477 7611 Jo Gottschalk Lawson Clarke Tel: 0208 545 2660 Mobile: 07747 785554 e-mail: email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Climate Communication (Jo Gottschalk PR) in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.