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Poly Appoints Dave Shull President and Chief Executive Officer

Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly"), a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, announced the appointment of Dave Shull as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board"), effective September 8, 2020. Mr. Shull succeeds Robert Hagerty, who has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since February 2020. Mr. Hagerty will continue in his role as Chairman of the Board, and resume his membership on the Nominating and Governance and…

Poly Says Hybrid Working is the New Collaboration Imperative

A new report reveals that astutely navigating work practices, spaces and culture will help respond to crisis, redefine the purpose and reinvent the future of work Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" – formerly Plantronics and Polycom), a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, issued a new report that highlights a granular shift in focus from "place" to "purpose" of work as businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis, redesign their operations and reinvent the way they work. Out of…

Poly Introduces Powerful New Partner Program

Poly Brings the Award-Winning Polycom and Plantronics Partner Programs Together for Innovative Program Built on Best Practices Plantronics, Inc., a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, unveils a new Poly partner program that combines the award-winning Polycom and Plantronics programs under a comprehensive and convenient model that is accessible for partners at all levels. The global program features a new unified portal with easy, real-time access to all assets,…

Poly Supercharges Microsoft Teams Experience with UC Headsets for Smart, Simple Collaboration

Poly adds to its Microsoft Teams certified wireless Bluetooth headset portfolio to help remote and office workers stay connected from anywhere Plantronics, Inc., a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, announced Voyager 4245 Office, a new Bluetooth headset solution with a Microsoft Teams-enabled option, further adding to Poly's broad portfolio of Teams-enabled headsets and devices. Poly offers a breadth of solutions with 15 Microsoft Teams-certified headsets and…

Poly Announces Leadership Transition

Robert Hagerty Appointed Interim CEO, Succeeding Joe Burton Board Commencing Search for Next CEO Plantronics, Inc.,  a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, announced that Robert Hagerty, Chairman of the Poly Board of Directors, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. This appointment follows Joe Burton's decision to step down as President and Chief Executive Officer, by mutual agreement with the Board. Mr. Burton will work closely with…

Human Connection Matters to Gen Z: Ooma Survey Busts Myths Around Generational Communication Preferences

Ooma, Inc., a smart communications platform for businesses and consumers, announced the results of a survey1 commissioned to discover consumers’ preferred method for communicating with local businesses. In this study, Ooma surveyed 500 people each from four different generations: Baby Boomer (55-75 years old), Gen X (40-54 years old), Millennial (25-39 years old) and Gen Z (4-24 years old). Overall, the survey findings show that across the board, all generations are seeking a human to human connection, preferring in person…