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Verrex Promotes Two in Global Human Resources

Smith elevated to Global Vice President, Kwok elevated to Asia Pacific Director

MOUNTAINSIDE, NEW JERSEY USA & KOWLOON BAY, HONG KONG / 4 April 2012 / — Verrex, a global design-build integrator and managed services provider of conferencing, collaboration and presentation technologies, has announced the promotion of two of its Human Resources leaders. Matthew J. Smith, who previously served as Director, has been promoted to Vice President of Global Human Resources. He will oversee all aspects of HR including talent and organizational development, employee relations and recruiting efforts worldwide. David Kwok, who previously served as Manager, has been promoted to Director of Human Resources for the Asia Pacific region. He will have responsibility for employee recruitment, retention and relations throughout APAC. Mr. Smith and Mr. Kwok are under the strategic direction of Verrex President & CEO, Thomas Berry Jr.

“As Verrex continues to differentiate based on global reach, top-tier talent for our in-house teams and our clients’ onsite staffing needs is imperative,” said Mr. Berry. “Through their commitment to our organization, our values and the professional development of our employees, Matthew and David have made it possible for Verrex to recruit and nurture the industry’s top talent, regardless of geography. They have helped create an amazing high-performance, global workplace culture for both new and tenured employees.”

Matthew J. Smith joined Verrex as Director of Human Resources in 2008 with over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, talent recruitment, development and relations. As Vice President he will focus on global strategic growth, workforce plans and organizational effectiveness. Career highlights include Senior Executive IT Recruitment Consultant for Fortune 100 & 500 companies, Recruiter for Chubb & Son and Human Resources Manager/Recruiter for Braham and Associates. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Saint Thomas University and received his Global Professional in Human Resources training from Villanova University. He is an active member in national and local chapters of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Mr. Smith is based at the company’s global headquarters in Mountainside, New Jersey.

David Kwok joined Verrex as Asia Pacific Human Resources Manager in 2010 with over 20 years of experience in advanced HR management practices. As Director he will continue to lead the company’s recruitment efforts, talent development and employee relations in regions such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. Career highlights include Head of Human Resources Asia Pacific of Ericsson and Regional Human Resources Manager of Microsoft Greater China. Mr. Kwok finished study at Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a professional certificate in Human Resources and attained a Business Study at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He is a professional member of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management. Mr. Kwok is based at the company’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong.

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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