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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 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,…

MarTech Interview with Amy Barzdukas, CMO at Poly

"Voice and Video technology have reached the point where it’s no longer mandatory to require everyone to be in the same office." Journey into Tech Hi Amy, please tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to take up the role at Poly? It was an interesting route. For about 16 years I held various Marketing positions at Microsoft, eventually becoming a General Manager in their Server and Tools Marketing Group. I spent a couple of years as a Vice President at HP. Then in 2015, I began a…

Poly to Deliver European Businesses Zoom Rooms-Ready Within 48 Hours

Poly Will Be Able to Ship New Hardware to Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Customers within Two Days in Partnership with Starin Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" – formerly Plantronics and Polycom), a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, today announces a strategic commitment to deliver its Zoom customer base Poly collaboration gear within two days. Poly is partnering with Starin Marketing Inc., a Midwich Group company, and a leading AV distributor that specializes in audio, video,…

Poly Introduces Poly Lens for Cloud-based Insights and Video Endpoint Management

Poly Lens Management and Insights Add More "Enterprise Cred" to Radically Simple Endpoints; First Step Toward Unifying Poly Management Tools in One Powerful Cloud Solution Plantronics, Inc., a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, unveils Poly Lens, a new cloud-based insights and management service. Initially available in a fully supported commercial preview, Poly Lens combines seamless management and updating tools with powerful insight into how Poly devices are actually…

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…

Poly Builds on its 50-year Heritage of Contact Center Solutions Designed to Enhance Customer Satisfaction

Poly's EncorePro Family of Headsets and MDA 500qd Series Audio Processors Round out the Broadest Range of Devices Available for Dynamic Contact Center Environments Plantronics, Inc., a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, announced the introduction of the EncorePro 300 headset and MDA 500QD Series audio processor. These endpoints join Poly's portfolio of voice and video solutions designed to address the needs of the modern-day contact center and ultimately enhance…

Poly Commended by Frost & Sullivan for Its Broad Portfolio and Differentiated Value in the Unified Communications & Collaboration…

Poly's breadth of smart endpoints that connect across unified communications platforms reduce the distractions, complexity, and distance in modern workspaces Based on its recent analysis of the global communications and collaboration device market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" - Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" – formerly Plantronics and Polycom) with the 2020 Global Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award for its strong commercial strategy, differentiated portfolio, and tight customer…

Plantronics Extends LevaData Partnership Across Global Product Portfolio

LevaData’s Cognitive Sourcing Platform Helps Drive Global Supply Chain Benefits for a Market Leader in Unified Communications and Collaboration LevaData, the company that delivers applied AI to transform strategic sourcing and procurement, announced a multi-year agreement expanding its partnership with Plantronics, the company that creates premier audio and collaboration experiences for smarter working and better living. Plantronics will implement LevaData’s AI-powered cognitive sourcing and procurement platform…

Plantronics Completes Acquisition of Polycom

Plantronics announced that it has completed its acquisition of Polycom. The acquisition of Polycom will accelerate and expand Plantronics’ vision and enable it to deliver the broadest portfolio of end points in the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) ecosystem. “We are pleased that Plantronics and Polycom are moving ahead as one company focused on putting people at the center of every collaboration experience,” stated Joe Burton, Plantronics’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “Plantronics now offers an…

Plantronics to Acquire Polycom for $2 Billion

Creating the Communications and Collaboration Gold-Standard So Good Ideas Are Seen and Heard Plantronics, and Polycom announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Plantronics will acquire Polycom in a cash and stock transaction valued at $2.0 billion enterprise value. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close by the end of the third calendar…