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November 11, 2009

HD Conference Provider Bolsters Sales Team with New Addition

By Amy Tierney, TMCnet Web Editor


Building off its recent acquisition of a high definition audio and video over TCP/IP networks company, ClearOne, a Utah-based HD conference manufacturing company, has added a new member to its sales staff.
 
ClearOne (News - Alert) named Buzz Goddard as vice president, worldwide residential sales. Goddard’s hiring follows ClearOne’s acquisition of NetStreams. In his new role, Goddard oversees global responsibility for NetStreams’ residential sales, including domestic and international channel partners and manufacturing representatives that are part of NetStreams’ global residential market presence.
 
Previously, Goddard was vice president of international sales at NetStreams, company officials said.
 
“We are privileged to have someone with Buzz’s extensive experience in the CEDIA market to take over this newly created role for ClearOne and NetStreams,” said Joe Sorrentino, executive vice president of worldwide sales at ClearOne, in a statement. “His experience with the CEDIA sales channel globally will allow him to hit the ground running.”
 
Goddard started the consumer electronics division of Lexicon and was a founding member of the Consumer Electronic Design and Installation Association. Prior to joining ClearOne, he held senior management positions at companies including AudioAccess, Cambridge SoundWorks/Creative Labs and Harman International.
 
ClearOne officials said Goddard’s addition will help propel the company’s growth.
 
"In acquiring NetStreams, one of the valuable assets of NetStreams was the strength of NetStreams presence in the residential market,” said Zee Hakimoglu, president and CEO of ClearOne, in a statement. “NetStreams has compelling solutions for the CEDIA market globally and brings tremendous experience in the residential market to ClearOne. ClearOne is committed to the ongoing success and growth of the worldwide residential market for NetStreams products and solutions and I am very pleased to have Buzz join our sales leadership team.”
 
NetStreams is a company with roots in digital media networks based on Internet Protocol technology. Its addition to ClearOne’s portfolio will help boost the firm’s HD conferencing services, company officials said.
 
ClearOne made headlines on TMCnet last month when the company announced its MAX IP and MAXAttach IP conference phones are compliant with Internet protocol telephony solutions from Avaya, a provider of business communications applications, systems and services. ClearOne’s MAX IP phones help businesses with Avaya's (News - Alert) SIP-based IP telephony systems easily conduct conference calls with clear sound. The MAX IP is now compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with IP Office 5.0.

Amy Tierney is a Web editor for TMCnet, covering business communications Her areas of focus include conferencing, SIP, Fax over IP, unified communications and telepresence. Amy also writes about education and healthcare technology, overseeing production of e-Newsletters on those topics as well as communications solutions and UC. To read more of Amy's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney


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