Meru Networks Names Kevin Coppins as Vice President Sales for North America
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/02/13 -- Meru Networks (MERU), a leader in Wi-Fi networking, has appointed longtime technology sales veteran Kevin Coppins as vice president of sales for North America. Coppins, who is based in Tampa, Fla., has served as the company's area vice president for the Southeast region and vice president of inside sales since June 2011. He previously held senior executive positions at Novell (NVLS) and Packard Bell NEC, Inc.
"I look forward to continuing to drive Meru's growth in the Wi-Fi sector, and to leading the North American sales team," said Coppins. "Recent developments, including the new 802.11ac industry standard, make the company's intelligent network and its value proposition more relevant than ever before. I am eager to accelerate the proliferation of Meru Networks' solutions in the education, healthcare and hospitality markets."
Coppins has 15 years of sales management experience in the software, desktop and networking industries. Prior to Meru, he most recently served as vice president of sales for identity and security in North America at Novell, Inc. (NOVL), driving product management, pricing and go-to-market decisions.
"Kevin has been a true leader at Meru, consistently driving the Southeast region to exceed their target goals and positioning the region as the sales leader in North America," said Larry Vaughan, senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations at Meru. "Kevin has consistently demonstrated how a modern and disciplined approach to sales can transform business conversations into real results for our partners and clients. I have every confidence that he will continue to drive the company's success at the national level in his new role."
About Meru Networks
Meru Networks is a market leader in the development of mobile access and virtualized Wi-Fi solutions. Meru's MobileFLEX wireless architecture addresses the ever-growing need for higher bandwidth and higher client densities. The Meru Identity Manager solution greatly simplifies secure device on-boarding and the company's unique Context-aware Application Layers (CALs) enable dedicated channel assignments for specific applications, devices and usage scenarios. Meru customers include Fortune 500 businesses as well as leaders in education, healthcare and hospitality. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Japan. Visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.
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