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Verrex Expands Asia Pacific Sales Team

Joseph Mak and Tomi Kallio join Verrex Asia Limited to meet growing regional demand

KOWLOON BAY, HONG KONG & MOUNTAINSIDE, NEW JERSEY USA / 21 March 2012 / — Verrex, a global design-build integrator and managed services provider of conferencing, collaboration and presentation technologies, has announced the expansion of its Asia Pacific team with the addition of two new sales leaders. Joseph Mak, CTS, has joined the company as Director of Sales responsible for leading a multi-geographic team in delivering audiovisual solutions to business hubs throughout APAC including Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Shanghai. Tomi Kallio has also joined the company as Sales Engineer responsible for pre-sales design and engineering support for clients throughout the region. Both Mr. Mak and Mr. Kallio are based out of Verrex’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong and report to Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Bill Chamberlin.

“Joseph and Tomi are outstanding additions to our team,” said Mr. Chamberlin. “They possess the deep range of regional industry experience to help Verrex expand throughout Asia Pacific. They also model the credentials and dedication that will help transform the market by raising the expectations of what a client should expect from their audiovisual partner. We are delighted to welcome them and their commitment to superior audiovisual solutions.”

Joseph Mak, CTS, joins Verrex as Director of Sales – Asia Pacific, with over 20 years of technology solutions experience including sales, marketing, business development and strategy. Most recently Mr. Mak was Regional Business Development Manager for Crestron. Other career highlights include a 17-year tenure at Thomson, where he undertook a variety of increasingly senior roles in Business Development, Marketing, Product Management, Sourcing and Engineering. Mr. Mak holds an MBA from OUHK, a Master of Science in Operations Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing and the Hong Kong Institute of Industrial Engineers. Mr. Mak earned his Certified Technology Specialist designation from InfoComm International. He can be reached at jmak@verrex.com.

Tomi Kallio joins Verrex as Sales Engineer responsible for engineering support including initial systems design drawings, equipment research and ensuring the integrity of Verrex designed systems. Prior to joining Verrex he was Business Development Manager at ServicePoint Australia. Other career highlights include Senior Technician for Spaceage Communications and Audiovisual Repair Technician for Audience Motivation. Throughout his career, he has also taken on a variety of freelance engineering contracts. Mr. Kallio holds an Associate Diploma in Electrical Engineering and an Advanced Certificate in Electronics and Communications from North Sydney TAFE. He can be reached at tkallio@verrex.com.
“I am proud to be able to show our ongoing commitment to the Asia Pacific market by adding two very talented audiovisual industry experts that will no doubt bring value to the clients we serve,” said Verrex President & CEO, Thomas Berry Jr. “Our continued expansion in this region – and all Verrex global regions – reflects the growth of conferencing and collaboration technology adoption by companies around the world. Verrex can deliver these enterprise solutions thanks to the expertise of global team members like Joseph and Tomi.”

Verrex Asia Limited is located at Suite 2701A, 27/F Exchange Tower, 33 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong and can be reached by phone at +852 3713 4200.

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
Phone: +1 908 664 8391
Email: thahn@verrex.com

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