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July 08, 2014

Comings & Goings: New Executive Vice President of EMEA at Mitel

By Melissa Warten Contributing Writer

Who says what goes up must come down? Graham Bevington has only been moving up in the business communication industry, and his role continues to look promising in his new appointment as executive vice president of EMEA at Mitel.

Business communication company Mitel recently appointed Graham Bevington as its executive vice president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The move is part of Mitel’s consolidation of its European sales organization under a singular structure, and will hopefully allow the company to seriously expand its market share in those regions. Mitel connects both large and small businesses and their customers around the world.

Bevington has 25 years of experience in the business communications industry, previously serving as executive vice president of Mitel’s international operations. In this role, he helped to expand Mitel’s presence in markets for countries such as the U.K. and the Netherlands, and made Mitel a market leader there. His focus in his new position will be to continue expanding Mitel’s presence in major markets worldwide.

Mitel's President and Chief Executive Officer, Rich McBee, said in a statement, "Graham is an exceptional business and sales leader, with demonstrated ability to build world-class sales and support teams, and a fundamental understanding of our customers' needs and our market dynamics at the ground level."

In his own statement, Bevington said, "Mitel is on the move, and nowhere is that clearer than in EMEA where our unique ability to address technical requirements on a country-by-country basis, coupled with our best path to the cloud and entrenched customer base, gives Mitel a great competitive advantage.”

Bevington will hopefully continue to defy the old belief that “what goes up must come down,” and continue his rise to success at Mitel and in the business communications industry as a whole.

Edited by Maurice Nagle