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Acision Appoints James Israel as Senior Vice President and General Manager for North America

Texas Business reports:  PLANO—Acision appointed James Israel as senior vice president and general manager, North America.

Israel, who joined Acision in 2011 as vice president of sales for North America, brings more than 18 years experience in the communications industry in areas including product management, sales and services.  In this role, he will be instrumental in strengthening the company's presence and growth in the region by driving business development and sales.

During a 13-year career with Ericsson, Israel held a number executive positions across multiple global markets, including assignments in the US, UK, Canada and Sweden. His responsibilities ranged from launching new operations to consulting on change management and growing existing businesses. He has worked with major operators, application developers, system integrators and equipment providers covering a broad range of telecommunications products and services.

“James takes on this leadership role at a crucial time for Acision, as we make important strides in building on our market leading position and shaping our expertise in IP / LTE messaging,” said Acision chief executive Jorgen Nilsson in a prepared statement. “His exceptional market knowledge and industry relationships, combined with a wealth of technical, operational and business development experience, will significantly benefit our business as we grow across the region and continue to deliver on our core infrastructure and enterprise messaging strategy – which helps bridge the mobile and digital divide.”

“I look forward to working more closely with the North American team and expanding my responsibilities to build on Acision's heritage and expertise in mobile messaging,” Israel said in a statement. “The people, products and technology that have established Acision as the driving force in mobile messaging will enable us to realize new opportunities in an evolving mobile ecosystem. I'm excited to contribute my experience and expertise to this effort, as we enhance our position in the messaging market while moving into the IP and converged messaging space.”