Mitel Appoints Technology Veteran Thomas Lokar to Lead Global Human Resources
OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) has
appointed Thomas Lokar as Chief Human Resources Officer. With more than 18
years of technology sector experience, Lokar brings deep expertise in
organization effectiveness, talent management, and employee development at a
series of fortune 500 companies.
"Mitel is focused on growing our business - globally, organically and through
aggressive M&A - and having world-class human resource management is critical
for us to be able to identify, attract, retain, reward and develop our global
employee base," said Richard McBee, Chief Executive Officer of Mitel. "Tom
Lokar's extensive industry experience background will play a strategic role in
helping Mitel drive growth."
Lokar joins Mitel from HP, where he served as Vice President of Human
Resources for Enterprise Services, Global Outsourcing and Application
Services. Prior to that, Tom spent six years at AOL as Senior Vice President
of HR Products, Platforms and Technology Development, before leaving to become
president and co-founder of an online career management and talent management
start-up. While there he developed a series of assessment tools and feedback
protocols designed to help those seeking employment better define their career
plan and to assist recruiters in finding candidates that best match job
qualifications. Early in his career Tom worked at Bristol Myers Squibb in
leadership development and prior to that he spent 7 years in management
"Mitel's aggressive approach to achieving profitable growth creates a dynamic
and exciting business environment for employees and for the organization
globally," said Mr. Lokar. "The company has an impressive track-record of
driving innovation that drives growth, and I'm looking forward to helping
further harness and unleash the ingenuity of employees as we move towards the
company's next chapter."
Tom holds a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Kansas State
University. He earned his B.A. from the University of Detroit.
Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global provider of unified communications
and collaboration (UCC) software, solutions and services that enable
organizations to conduct business anywhere, over any medium with the device of
their choice. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel's Freedom
architecture provides customers in over 100 countries the flexibility and
simplicity needed to support today's dynamic work environment. For more
information visit www.mitel.com.
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