Tom Ray to Drive Worldwide Growth as Executive VP of Sales and Marketing
Roswell, GA, November 1, 2006 – Today Commetrex, a leading provider of standards-enabling software for open telephony, announced that former VoiceGenie and Vocalocity executive, Tom Ray, has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ray will lead the global expansion of Commetrex’ OEM sales channels.
Ray offers 20 years of sales and marketing expertise and a track record of driving revenue growth in Commetrex’ key markets. In addition to his extensive knowledge of the voice industry, Ray has a keen understanding of the unique requirements facing Commetrex’ platform and solution-provider customers, according to Company spokesman, Alex Adams.
Ray has held management positions at Fortune 500 firms including Nortel Networks, IBM, Sony, and Proctor & Gamble. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development for Vocalocity, Ray led the sales activities for the company’s VoiceXML-based product suite. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at VoiceGenie Technologies, where he directed the sales organization responsible for the company’s first profitable year and was instrumental in establishing the company as an industry leader.
Mike Coffee, Commetrex’ Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are extremely fortunate to have Tom join our management team. He has repeatedly proven his ability to build and execute aggressive strategies and programs for sales growth. His wealth of experience in the media-server market, especially in the VoiceXML/media server resource control segment, adds an important dimension to our leadership portfolio. We expect BladeWare sales to quickly accelerate as a result of his efforts.”
It is speculated that Ray’s background will prompt Commetrex to expand its product offering to support the IMS-specified “media resource function controller” by adding a VoiceXML capability. Ray added, “I’m looking forward to not only moving BladeWare deeper into the telecom-equipment market, but to combine BladeWare with our expanding PCI-board product line and move into the enterprise-OEM market for gateway and fax-server applications. I look forward to the challenge of building this market with the entire Commetrex team and our partners.”