February 25, 2015
Avaya today announced the appointment of Walter Andri as managing director and president of Avaya Canada. In his new role, Andri will oversee sales, service and support across Avaya’s Engagement, Customer Experience Management, Networking, Services and Small and Medium Business technologies.
Andri was formerly senior vice president at Primus Telecommunications, where he oversaw the commercial, residential and wholesale sales teams.
Prior to his work at Primus, Andri served as vice president, small and medium business, at Telus, and vice president of channels for Koodo Mobile.
As the head of the Avaya Canada, Andri will be responsible for leading its new investment in networking and the midmarket.
“By working closely with service providers and partners, Avaya is looking forward to creating mobile engagement environments — focusing on the midmarket — that will help Canadian businesses provide better customer service, increased productivity and higher profitability without the huge IT expenditures,” he said.
Last month, the company opened a new corporate headquarters in Markham, Ont.
Yesterday, Avaya introduced a new, open software-defined networking (SDN) architecture it said will help companies create the agile networks required by today’s dynamic applications.
Avaya SDN Fx architecture delivers “connect anything, anywhere” simplicity, shaving weeks in provisioning time by allowing devices and users at the network edge to be added easily to the network, the company said.