January 25, 2008
VocalTec Names Chen Porat Vice President for Sales
HERZLIA, Israel --(Business Wire)-- VocalTec Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq Capital Market: VOCL), a global provider of carrier-class multimedia and voice-over-IP solutions for communication service providers, announced today that Mr. Chen Porat will be joining the company as Vice President for Sales. Mr. Porat replaces Edu Meytal, who is leaving the Company after three years to pursue other opportunities.
Mr. Porat joins VocalTec from Comverse Technologies (Nasdaq: CMVT.PK), where he spent over nine years in various management positions, overseeing both product and sales related activities. Most recently, he led the Call Completion Business Unit, with a team of 60 people. Chen holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Commenting on the appointment, Yosi Albagli, President and CEO of VocalTec said, "I would like to welcome Chen Porat to the VocalTec team. He brings with him a great deal of experience and expertise in the field of communications and value added services, which I believe will be extremely valuable as we work to accelerate growth and continue developing the Company."
Mr. Albagli added, "I would like to thank Edu for years of dedication and service to the Company. He was a valued colleague whose contributions helped to establish the VocalTec brand following our 2005 merger with Tdsoft. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors."
VocalTec Communications (Nasdaq:VOCL) is a global provider of carrier-class multimedia and voice-over-IP solutions for communication service providers. A pioneer in VoIP technology since 1994, VocalTec provides proven trunking, peering and residential/enterprise VoIP application solutions that enable flexible deployment of next-generation networks (NGNs). Partnering with prominent system integrators and equipment manufacturers, VocalTec serves an installed base of dozens of leading carriers including Deutsche Telekom and Telecom Italia San Marino. VocalTec is led by a management team comprised of respected industry veterans.