Pleora strengthens leadership team

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Pleora Technologies, a provider of solutions for high-performance video connectivity over Ethernet, has appointed John Sao Miguel as vice president of finance, Chris Barrett as director of R&D, and John Phillips as senior product manager.

'These three individuals bring a breadth and depth of experience to Pleora that is key to continuing to grow our technology and market leadership,' said George Chamberlain, president, Pleora Technologies. 'They will sharpen our strategic focus on military, medical, and manufacturing applications that require video connectivity beyond traditional camera/PC linkages.'

John Sao Miguel brings more than 20 years of corporate finance experience in public and private companies. Chris Barrett, director of R&D, will focus on increasing product development activities and executing on a technology development programme to expand Pleora's capabilities and offerings. Barrett brings 15 years of R&D experience to the role working with companies of all sizes. As senior product manager, John Phillips will focus on delivering Pleora's technical roadmap and on establishing an application engineering and support programme. Prior to joining Pleora, he spent 10 years with March Networks in software development, sales, and, most recently, product line management, where he guided development of advanced video solutions for the security market.

'We have experienced strong growth in recent years and these three individuals – with diverse backgrounds and proven track records of execution and customer service – will be instrumental in helping realise our continued plans for growth in 2010 and beyond,' said Chamberlain.

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