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TMCNet:  The Global Presence Alliance Announces its New Board and President; Byron Tarry was elected to lead the 7-member board, helping the alliance set strategic vision and improve delivery standards worldwide

[January 27, 2014]

The Global Presence Alliance Announces its New Board and President; Byron Tarry was elected to lead the 7-member board, helping the alliance set strategic vision and improve delivery standards worldwide

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The Global Presence Alliance (GPA) is pleased to announce the formalisation of leadership structure to drive its value proposition and growth strategy moving forward. Consisting of now eighteen member companies plus nine affiliates from around the world, the membership has selected the following board members to lead the organisation in 2014: Byron Tarry CTS, LEED AP, Director Enterprise Solutions, Sharps Audio Visual, Americas Raymond Alves, Founder & CEO, VisionsConnected, EMEA Marc Atkinson, Divisional Head, Teljoy Business Systems, EMEA Philip Holtum, Managing Director, ProAV Solutions, APAC John Masters, Business Development & Marketing Director, AVM Impact, EMEA Julian Phillips, Executive Vice President, Whitlock, Americas Kaiesh Vohra, Vice President of Technology, ESCO, APAC All board appointments are provisionally being made for 1 year with the opportunity for re-election for longer tenure in 2015.


The GPA has had marked growth on both membership and business opportunities since its inception, delivering best-in-class global solutions to an impressive list of global enterprises for more than five years now, however we clearly needed a more formal leadership structure to strengthen our position and respond to an ever rapidly increasing market demand. states Byron Tarry. To lead an organisation with combined member AV revenues in excess of $1B, and a board with the diversity, vision, and track record of this team is truly inspiring. This team gives the GPA an incredible foundation to ensure we continue to establish our position as the recognised leader to support global enterprises desperate for consistency and scalability in their communications technology strategy.

As with most board members, Byron has more than two decades of experience in the AV industry. He has played a significant role within key InfoComm initiatives over the past decade including the AV Best Practices Black Book and the STEP Rating System, and he currently sits on Infocomms PETC committee. Byrons involvement within the GPA began shortly after its founding, and he has been a leading voice and contributor to its evolution since that time. states Julian Phillips, representing founding member company Whitlock. His energy and passion for the GPA made him a clear choice to lead this inaugural board.

The GPAs next strategic meeting will be at ISE in Amsterdam, where the board and members will set the tone for growth in 2014 and beyond. Major initiatives include continuing to improve its global delivery standards, increasing communications and engagement with its growing customer list, and expanding its membership and service footprint even further into key markets. Board members will also be actively seeking opportunities to meet with vendors, press, and potential members throughout the show.

Byron states further that the benefits to the customers and members continue to evolve. We take full advantage of knowledge sharing, open peer networking, learning, and benchmarking opportunities. This has resulted in a truly enhanced value proposition and service offering to our customer base, our manufacturing partners, and our membership.

About Global Presence Alliance (GPA) The Global Presence Alliance (GPA) comprises a select group of leading audio visual, video conferencing and managed services solution providers worldwide, who have joined together to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance communication for global clients. The GPA provides a sole-source solutions approach and offers global pricing support as well as greater simplicity through a consolidated service operation.

www.global-presence.org For more information, contact Jodie Robinson Marketing Manager AVM Impact Mobile: 07530 576 144 Office: 0845 2626 200 ext. 53821 jodie.robinson@avmimpact.com www.avmimpact.com twitter: @avmimpact .

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