Vocollect Board of Directors Names Joe Pajer Chief Executive Officer
PITTSBURGH (4 August 2010) –Vocollect, Inc., the world leader in voice-centric solutions for mobile workers, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Joe Pajer, formerly chief operating officer, as chief executive officer and president of the company. In this capacity, Pajer now has full executive leadership of Vocollect, Inc. Roger Byford, the co-founder of Vocollect, continues in his role as Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer.
In making the announcement, Byford said, “This appointment is a reflection of the strong leadership and visionary guidance Joe has brought to Vocollect since he first joined the company in November 2008 as president of our Supply Chain Solutions division. Since that time, through Joe’s efforts, Vocollect has made significant strides in expanding its overall market leadership and global footprint,” he said. “We are tremendously excited to have someone with Joe’s expertise leading the company.” No other management changes are being announced at this time.
Vocollect’s continued top-line growth and expansion, including the addition of more than 100 new customers in the first half of 2010, is due in part to strategic initiatives that were undertaken in 2009 under Pajer’s leadership. Last year Vocollect expanded its sales efforts in Asia-Pacific and Latin America and is currently introducing a broad set of innovative new voice solutions.
Pajer’s career spans more than 20 years in senior executive roles in high technology markets including consumer electronics, semiconductors, personal computers and high-end computer networking. Prior to joining Vocollect, he was executive vice president and general manager of the Broadband Routing & Switching division of Marconi, Plc. in Pittsburgh. Pajer has also held leadership positions with FORE Systems, Compaq Computer Corporation and AT&T.
He holds an M.S. degree in management and a B.S. degree in civil engineering/engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He has held a variety of board positions in local civic and professional organizations throughout his career.
“I am excited and honored to be named the chief executive officer of Vocollect at this extraordinary time,” said Pajer. “Voice technology is expanding globally, to new vertical industries, beyond large warehouses and across the workflows within the warehouse. Vocollect is the leader in all of these areas. I am looking forward to continuing that leadership – creating significant value for our customers and changing the way distribution centers and warehouses operate across the globe.”
Vocollect, Inc. is the number one provider of voice solutions for mobile workers worldwide, helping customers achieve a higher level of business performance through voice. Every day Vocollect enables over 300,000 workers worldwide to distribute more than $3 billion dollars’ worth of goods from distribution centers and warehouses to customer locations. A global team of over 2,000 supply chain reseller and channel partner experts supports Vocollect Voice offerings in 60 countries and in 34 languages. Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite integrates with all major WMS and ERP systems, including solutions from SAP AG, and supports the industry’s leading mobile computing devices. For more information, visit www.vocollect.com.
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