GN Netcom Names Peter Fox New President of North America

Peter Fox Named President and General Manager of Company's Call Center & Office Division

Dec 08, 2010, 12:00 ET from GN Netcom

NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GN Netcom, a world leader in innovative headset solutions through its Jabra branded products, today announced that Peter Fox has joined the company as President of GN Netcom, Inc. Fox will lead the Contact Center and Office division of the company from North American headquarters in Nashua, NH.

Mr. Fox was most recently the General Manager of Microsoft Corporation's US Corporate Accounts and North American Tele Platform teams based in Redmond, WA.  At Microsoft, Peter oversaw sales, strategy, and planning for 20,000 corporate customers and was responsible for $2 billion in annual sales.

"We are enormously fortunate to have a person of Peter's caliber take the helm of our North American division," said Mogens Elsberg, president and CEO of GN Netcom A/S. "Peter is both an inspired leader and technology innovator.  We believe Peter's background is a perfect match to help GN Netcom drive sales of Jabra headsets into corporate and enterprise accounts across North America."

Fox began his career as a systems engineer 25 years ago with Harris Corporation before taking a position with AT&T/NCR.  In 1995 Fox joined Microsoft and was responsible for enterprise customers in the Midwest.

Prior to moving to Microsoft's headquarters, Fox was General Manager for Enterprise Sales in the field for 5 years where he managed two sales districts. During this time he oversaw approximately $400 million in annual revenue across a multi-state geography. Fox and his team of over 100 sales and marketing professionals were responsible for managing relationships with Microsoft largest clients and partners.

While at Microsoft, Peter also managed teams that sold a broad range of Microsoft solutions including the Microsoft Unified Communications platform, Lync™, which supports Voice over IP, Instant messaging, audio, video, and web conferencing including Live Meeting.  

"Jabra has established itself as the dominant headset manufacturer in the Unified Communications space," said Fox.  "Its products have consistently been judged the headset of choice for large enterprise installations, and I am honored to join GN Netcom at this exciting time in their history."

About GN Netcom

Through its Jabra brand, GN Netcom is a world leader in innovative headset solutions. With sales offices around the world, GN Netcom develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of wireless headsets for mobile users and both wireless and corded headsets for contact center and office-based users. GN Netcom's business activities also include its original equipment manufacturing (OEM) business. GN Netcom is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S which has been helping people communicate since 1869 and is a listed company on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.

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