SVOX Taps Sales Veteran for Chief Sales Officer Post

Appointment of Eric Lehmann as new Chief Sales Officer and member of the management team to bolster company's best-of-breed customer service for embedded speech projects
(PresseBox) (Zurich, ) SVOX AG, the leading provider of premium speech output solutions for the automotive and mobile device industries, today announced the appointment of Eric Lehmann as Chief Sales Officer (CSO).

Mr. Lehmann's appointment by the board of directors took effect 1 June 2006. In this new position, Mr. Lehmann will oversee and spearhead global sales for the company's industry-leading mobile speech output solutions.

"Eric is a top sales manager with an excellent track record. He brings to SVOX significant commercial and technical expertise gained from many years of experience at ABB and Honeywell", said SVOX CEO, Volker Jantzen. "He brings immense value to our on-going customer service efforts, and he will play a pivotal role in extending our commercial reach in the US and Asian markets. Eric recognized our success and reputation for high quality and is enthusiastic to be a member of the team."

Mr. Lehmann is fluent in Italian, French and German, and holds dual US and Swiss citizenship. As CSO, he will draw on his extensive experience and linguistic capabilities to help drive the SVOX global expansion initiative.

Mr. Lehmann previously served as sales manager at ABB, where he oversaw double-digit sales growth for the company. In particular, he has been recognized for his results-oriented strategic partnership initiatives, superior account management skills, and expertise in successfully commercialising highly innovative software solutions.


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