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Polycom Beefs Up Executive Roster With HP, Cisco Hires

Polycom this week unveiled the hiring of four North America-based area vice presidents and a new vice president of worldwide system engineering to focus on video collaboration, all of whom come from Polycom competitors.

The four new area vice presidents (AVPs) are Greg Prindle, AVP, Enterprise East, who comes from Cisco; Peter Elmgren, AVP, Enterprise West, who comes from Intel; Joe Vranicar, AVP, Enterprise Central, who comes from HP; and Dean Ash, AVP, Enterprise Sales, who comes from Cisco. Polycom also brought in Ashan Willy as vice president of worldwide systems engineering, who will lead the global systems engineering team. Willy comes from Juniper.

It’s the latest example of how Polycom is tweaking its executive software, collaboration and video teams in order to take the fight to Cisco and other smaller video and IP technology vendors.

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