Polycom Exec Joins Avaya Video Team

Avaya has tapped a Polycom video VP to lead its efforts as it moves to expand its video and business collaboration efforts.

Joe Sigrist, who was senior vice president and general manager of Polycoms Video Solutions business unit, joins Avaya as vice president and general manager, Video. In that role, he will be responsible for expanding Avayas forays in video and business collaboration including its go-to-market strategy.

At Polycom, Sigrist oversaw the strategy, product development, product management and marketing for the companys video solutions. Before that role, he lead Polycoms Network Systems group.

Sigrist, who will be based in Avayas Santa Clara, Calif., office, is no stranger to the communications space, having held positions at Octel Communications, Ascend Communications and Lucent Technologies, where he was president and general manager of Lucents Edge Access Division. He also was president and general manager of Hammerhead Systems, a data networking startup.

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