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Verrex Appoints James Shanks to Lead EMEA Region

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM & MOUNTAINSIDE, NEW JERSEY USA / 7 March 2012 / — Verrex, a global design-build integrator and managed services provider of conferencing, collaboration and presentation technologies, today announced that James Shanks has joined the company as Managing Director of EMEA. In this appointment Mr. Shanks will be responsible for overseeing Verrex’s continued growth in the region by directing overall operations and resources. He will report directly to Verrex President & CEO, Thomas Berry, Jr.

“Verrex is committed to serving the Global 500 and EMEA is a vital part of that strategy,” said Mr. Berry. “With the scope and scale of our ambitions, James is an exciting addition to our global team. He has a clear vision of strategic direction and the tactical plans needed to support it. We are excited to expand Verrex’s EMEA footprint under his leadership.”

Mr. Shanks brings a broad background in sales, technical and operational team structures, focused on quality management, business development, project management and client, partner & vendor relations. Career highlights include Managing Director of systems integrator AVE Systems Ltd. where he was responsible for all aspects of day-to-day business operations and a staff of 56. Mr. Shanks was promoted to this senior role after serving as AVE’s Sales & Marketing Director. Prior to AVE, he held increasingly senior roles at Pendax UK Ltd., including Southern Regional Sales Manager and National Sales Manager.

“As a global systems integrator and managed services provider, Verrex stands apart from the traditional industry offering,” said Mr. Shanks. “The company demonstrates what can be achieved by providing partner relationships with our clients, in a more comprehensive manner than our competitors, focused on enterprise needs. I look forward to promoting Verrex’s 65-year culture of superior execution to the EMEA market as well as collaborating with the entire Verrex team to articulate that globally.”

Mr. Shanks is based out of Verrex’s EMEA headquarters in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and can be reached at +44 (0) 1992 667 000 or by email at jshanks@verrex.com.

About Verrex
Founded in 1947, Verrex is a global design-build integrator and managed services provider of complex conferencing, collaboration and presentation technologies. Specializing in enterprise-wide corporate solutions, clients engage Verrex to unify and enrich how they communicate, collaborate and articulate through videoconferencing, digital signage and other AV systems locally and globally. Superior performance is Verrex’s hallmark offering exceptional execution and consistent best-in-class standards in systems design, integration, installation, support and staffing. With principle offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Verrex has positioned its presence to serve key corporate hubs around the globe. For more information, visit verrex.com.

Verrex, the Verrex Logo and GMS are registered trademarks of Verrex Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries.
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Media Contact:
Theresa Hahn, Director of Marketing & Business Development
Verrex
Phone: +1 908 664 8391
Email: thahn@verrex.com

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