Mitel hits No. 1 in Western Europe and EMEA, appoints new executive vice-president

Mitel has obtained the No. 1 market share in the Western European and European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets, the company announced Tuesday.

The Ottawa-based business communications firm says it has also reached third spot in the worldwide IP extensions market and No. 4 in the personal branch exchange (PBX) extension market.

The market share results are based on data published by independent industry analyst firm MZA Ltd. for the quarter ended March 31.

The results come the same day Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) announced Graham Bevington will take over as executive vice-president for the European, Middle Eastern and Asian market, known as EMEA.

Mr. Bevington, a 25-year-veteran of the company, previously held the executive vice president, international position with Mitel.

Now that Mitel’s merger with Aastra is complete, Mitel is consolidating its European sales organization in order to go after larger market share in the region. Mr. Bevington’s role has been expanded to lead the charge.

"Mitel is on the move, and nowhere is that clearer than in EMEA, where our unique ability to address technical requirements on a country-by-country basis, coupled with our best path to the cloud and entrenched customer base, gives Mitel a great competitive advantage," said Mr. Bevington.