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OTTAWA, Canada, November 4, 2008 QNX Software Systems today announced the appointment of Ken Dumont as vice president of worldwide sales. In this role, Mr. Dumont will be responsible for QNX Software Systems worldwide sales and services, including both direct and distribution sales. He will report directly to Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX Software Systems.
Mr. Dumont previously served as the director of North America sales for QNX. Under his leadership, the companys North American sales exceeded corporate targets, growing 20 percent annually. He also played a fundamental role in the development of the companys worldwide sales and marketing initiatives, including go-to-market strategies, product roadmaps, pricing, and compensation. Mr. Dumont also led an initiative focused on the companys largest accounts that resulted in increased loyalty, improved communications, and exponential revenue growth.
Before joining QNX, Mr. Dumont was director of enterprise solutions at Siemens Canada Ltd., where he was responsible for all business development, marketing, sales, and support activities created to establish Siemens as a major player in the Canadian enterprise communications market.
Prior to his work at Siemens, Mr. Dumont held various sales and marketing management roles at Mitel Corporation. During his nearly two-decade tenure at Mitel, the programs he spearheaded for the companys systems products resulted in sales and profit growth of more than 20 percent per year. Mr. Dumont earned an MBA from the University of Ottawa.
Ken has been a critical member of our sales team for the past four years, and he is ideally suited to help us continue and exceed the growth in sales that we have experienced over the past few years, said QNX CEO Dan Dodge. His attention to customer satisfaction and retention is exactly what we need as we continue to expand our reach in our target markets, including automotive and industrial control.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, QNX Momentics® development suite, and QNX Aviage® middleware together provide the industrys most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.
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