Acision Appoints James Israel as Senior Vice President and General Manager for North America
Mobile messaging leader appoints former Ericsson executive to head operations in region and strengthen market position
PLANO, Texas, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acision, the global leader in mobile messaging, today announces the appointment of James Israel as senior vice president and general manager, North America. Israel, who joined Acision in 2011 as vice president of sales for North America, brings more than 18 years experience in the communications industry in areas including product management, sales and services. In this role, he will be instrumental in strengthening the company's presence and growth in the region by driving business development and sales.
During a 13-year career with Ericsson, Israel held a number executive positions across multiple global markets, including assignments in the US, UK, Canada and Sweden. His responsibilities ranged from launching new operations to consulting on change management and growing existing businesses. He has worked with major operators, application developers, system integrators and equipment providers covering a broad range of telecommunications products and services.
"James takes on this leadership role at a crucial time for Acision, as we make important strides in building on our market leading position and shaping our expertise in IP / LTE messaging," said Jorgen Nilsson, Chief Executive at Acision. "His exceptional market knowledge and industry relationships, combined with a wealth of technical, operational and business development experience, will significantly benefit our business as we grow across the region and continue to deliver on our core infrastructure and enterprise messaging strategy – which helps bridge the mobile and digital divide."
"I look forward to working more closely with the North American team and expanding my responsibilities to build on Acision's heritage and expertise in mobile messaging," said Israel. "The people, products and technology that have established Acision as the driving force in mobile messaging will enable us to realize new opportunities in an evolving mobile ecosystem. I'm excited to contribute my experience and expertise to this effort, as we enhance our position in the messaging market while moving into the IP and converged messaging space."
Israel will be available for briefings at CTIA in New Orleans, May 8-10, where the company will:
- Focus on its strategic role in the mobile messaging ecosystem
- Discuss Acision's recent research on the mobile messaging habits of US consumers
- Provide insight on Profitable Messaging in LTE, its Acision Enterprise Network, Core Carrier Messaging Solutions and Consumer Messaging Services.
NOTES TO EDITORS
As the global leader in mobile messaging, Acision connects the world by powering relevant, seamless messaging services, which enrich the mobile communications experience and create new opportunities for carriers and enterprises across the world. For more information, visit Acision at www.acision.com
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