February 23, 2005
NTT America Appoints Larry Fisher as its New SVP of Sales
NEW YORK, NY - NTT America, the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation the long distance and international service arm of the Global Fortune 500 leader in the telecommunications industry: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), today announced that it has appointed Lawrence A. Fisher to Senior Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Fisher will be responsible for leading NTT America's United States Multinational Corporation Sales teams in New York, New England, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, San Jose and Los Angeles. Fisher is a telecommunications sales veteran with an established track record spanning over 20 years in telecom and strategic development projects.
"Larry's extensive knowledge in telecommunications sales and customer service management is what NTT America needs at this time as we see the industry going through several transformations. His solid leadership will help NTT America be recognized as a leading player in the global telecommunications arena," said Tatsuo Kawasaki, President and Chief Executive Officer of NTT America.
In the capacity of Senior Vice President of Sales with Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems, Fisher was responsible for leading the U.S. sales team and restructuring the sales force around an aggressive market acquisition strategy focused on strategic partnering and converged IT/Telecom solutions. His previous sales positions included Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Qwest Solutions, Vice President of Strategic Accounts at @Link Networks, and Director of Global Accounts at MCI.
"NTT America is an evolving company and I am pleased to join their team," said Lawrence A. Fisher, Senior Vice President of Sales. "I am particularly looking forward to leading NTT America's stated commitment of expanding on our traditional strengths in legacy international networks and enhancing our current service offerings through a combination of broader reaching solutions that satisfy the needs of our multinational customer base."
About NTT America
NTT America, Inc., the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications, is North America's natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific. Headquartered in New York, NY, NTT America is providing a single point of contact for reliable end-to-end connections between the U.S. and Asia-Pacific regions. For additional information on NTT America and its services, visit us on the Web at www.nttamerica.com.
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