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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) has appointed Kevin Coppins as its new vice president of sales for North America, charged with driving business strategy and revenue for the U.S. and Canada, with direct responsibility for all of sales, professional services and channel management.
A tech industry veteran, Coppins brings more than 20 years of experience successfully working with customers and partners in the education, health-care and government markets. He previously was EasyVista’s general manager for the Americas. His senior leadership roles at Novell, Meru Networks and EasyVista bring the “right blend of software, networking and cloud experience that will allow him to accelerate ALE growth initiatives,” ALE said.
“I’m excited to join ALE at such a critical time in the company’s North American evolution,” he said. “I look to further ALE success in education and health-care markets in North America while growing the business.”
ALE provides enterprise networking, communications and services to more than 830,000 customers around the world.
“North America is the hub of the technology industry,” said Matthieu Destot, ALE’s executive vice president of global sales and marketing. “Kevin has proven he understands this key region and how to connect technology to the needs of its businesses. His experience will help ALE, its partners and customers focus on transforming how customers’ employees communicate while harnessing the capabilities offered by smarter devices and new use models.”