GN Netcom Gears up for 2008 With Wave of Senior Appointments

    COPENHAGEN, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - GN Netcom, the world leader in innovative
headset solutions, today announced a raft of new appointments that will help
meet the company's ambitious goals in 2008 and beyond.
    "2008 promises to be a very important year in the history of GN Netcom,"
said Toon Bouten, President and CEO of GN Store Nord A/S. "We will be
launching a number of landmark products, continue our strong performance in
Europe, and we will be moving to build market share in other key regions such
as North America and Asia Pacific. I am delighted to welcome on board some
exceptional new talent and I'm confident the new team will help us meet our
ambitious goals."
    Jacob Schambye is appointed Senior Vice President of GN Netcom and
General Manager of GN Netcom Global Sales, reporting to Toon Bouten. Schambye,
a Danish citizen based in Copenhagen, will be responsible for GN Netcom's
sales organizations worldwide (with the exception of GN Netcom's Mobile OEM
business). Schambye was most recently Vice President and General Manager of GN
Netcom Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
    Jurgen Fischer will replace Jacob Schambye and assume the position of
Vice President of GN Netcom and General Manager of GN Netcom EMEA. Fischer,
German citizen based in Munich, joined GN in 2001 as Managing Director for
Central Europe Region.
    Phyllis McCullagh will assume the position of Vice President of GN Netcom
and General Manager of GN Netcom North America, reporting to Jacob Schambye.
McCullagh will replace David Wood, who will be leaving GN end-2007. McCullagh
joins GN Netcom from Infocus where she was Vice President of its Americas
Business Unit. She brings extensive experience in managing large technology
sales organizations with a strong focus on enterprise channel sales.
    Shaz Khan has been appointed to the role of Vice President of GN Netcom
and General Manager of GN Netcom Asia Pacific, also reporting to Jacob
Schambye. Khan will replace Christian Tang-Jespersen who left GN earlier this
year. Khan joins GN from Dell Corporation, where he most recently served as
Director, Enterprise Sales and Operations for Asia Pacific and Japan.
    Greg England will continue as Vice President and General Manager of OEM
Sales, responsible for GN Netcom's business with Mobile OEM-manufacturers and
he will continue to report to Toon Bouten.

    About GN Netcom

    Through its Jabra brand, GN Netcom is a world leader in innovative
headset solutions. With sales offices around the world, GN Netcom develops,
manufactures and markets a broad range of wireless headsets for mobile users
and both wireless and corded headsets for contact centre and office-based
users. GN Netcom's business activities also include its original equipment
manufacturing (OEM) business. GN Store Nord A/S has been helping people
communicate since 1869 and is a listed company on the Copenhagen Stock
    GN Store Nord's headset business, including all subsidiaries, has changed
its name to GN Netcom. The name change does not effect GN Netcom's product
branding. All products will continue to be branded and marketed under the
Jabra brand.

    (c) 2007 GN Netcom A/S. All rights reserved. Jabra(R) is a registered
    trademark of GN Netcom A/S. All other trademarks included herein are the
    property of their respective owners. (Design and specifications subject
    to change without notice)

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GN Netcom A/S,, Tel. +45-30-38-31-52

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