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Poly Appoints NEC Exec As ANZ MD

Newly rebranded company Poly, formerly Plantronics and Polycom, has appointed former NEC Australia exec, Andy Hurt to its helm as managing director.

Hurt brings with him over 30 years’ experience across both ANZ and APAC.

He joins Poly from NEC Australia, where he was the Director of Sales, Marketing & Solutions and previous to that held a number of roles with Avaya Australia & New Zealand, Honeywell and 3Com.

The task of bringing together two distinct companies under a new umbrella is no doubt daunting but Hurt appears to be up for the challenge.

“We’re excited to be bringing together two established pioneers in audio and video technology to be moving forward and one business – Poly,” says Hurt.

“With Poly, we’re dedicated to putting people – our customers – at the centre of every collaboration experience. Since joining in November, I’m proud to have been selected to lead the business in Australia and New Zealand, and have the opportunity to establish a new future for our customers, partners and employees in delivering a high-quality technology experience.”

Poly aims to use multiple avenues — including intuitive hardware and advanced cloud services — to reduce distractions and increase productivity in the modern workplace.

“Human connection is at the core of what we do, and with the extensive knowledge and expertise brought into Poly, we’ll be able to deliver high-quality, proven products and services to Australians and New Zealanders to help improve their many connections in life,” says Hurt.

“I’m delighted to be at the helm of an innovative company and one with such dedication to solving customer needs. Individually we’ve had a great history, but together as Poly we’ll have an even better future.”

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