Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Joe Ryan Joins the Computer Lab International Team - Director of Western U. S. & International Sales

Joe Ryan Joins the Computer Lab International Team - Director of Western U. S. & International Sales

Computer Lab International ™, developer of server and web based virtualization clients, today announced the appointment of Joe Ryan as the company's Director of Western U. S. and International Sales. Ryan will help guide Computer Lab's (CLI) sales and marketing strategies in the virtualization, security, and cloud computing markets.

Placentia, CA (PRWEB) January 7, 2009

Computer Lab International ™, developer of server and web based virtualization clients, today announced the appointment of Joe Ryan as the company's Director of Western U. S. and International Sales. Ryan will help guide Computer Lab's (CLI) sales and marketing strategies in the virtualization, security, and cloud computing markets.

"Joe's knowledge of the complete virtualization solution - software, hardware, and services - brings a tremendous asset to the CLI team," says TC Lin, Executive Vice President of CLI. "In addition to his expertise, he owns the most exceptional sales track record in the desktop virtualization industry over the past 12 years. "

Joe Ryan brings over 15 years of senior sales and management experience in the software and hardware industry, most recently as a Virtualization Specialist for Hewlett-Packard Co. At HP, Ryan focused on marketing and selling full end to end virtualization solutions; he was the key player in growing the HP thin client desktop business from 8% to 22%, while increasing the virtual server solution sales (PC Blades) by more than 58%.

"There is no better way to celebrate CLI's 20th anniversary, than to announce the addition of the industry's top talent to our team," said Jason McGeough, Director of Product Development for CLI. "This is not the first, or the last time that CLI will be making waves in the desktop virtualization market. This market is gaining maturity, and our focus is not to be the biggest, but to be the best."

In addition to his time spent at HP, Joe Ryan has worked with Wyse Technology, Traveling Software (Lap Link Inc.), and Stac Inc. Joe has a business degree from Providence College, and has a very well respected track record of personal and professional successes.

About Computer Lab International
Since 1984, CLI has specialized in virtual desktop devices which include CLI thin clients, midrange terminals and management software. The benefits of using CLI products include delivery of new features and capabilities to users, reduced risk of upgrading legacy systems, shortened time-to-market for system enhancements, and increased ROI for IT investments. Experts in desktop solutions, we can provide a turn key thin client tailored to meet your needs by providing custom image. CLI is based in Placentia, California, has sales and support offices throughout the world and an extensive VAR partner network.

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Unilever Bestfoods Kicks Off Voter Registration Drive At 13 Hispanic Festivals Around Country; Public Service Campaign By Knorr®, Country Crock®, Lipton®, Hellmann’s®/Best Foods®, Ragu®, WishBone® and Lawry’s® Brands Is Expected To Reach Approximately 3.3 Million Latinos

Unilever Bestfoods Kicks Off Voter Registration Drive At 13 Hispanic Festivals Around Country; Public Service Campaign By Knorr®, Country Crock®, Lipton®, Hellmann’s®/Best Foods®, Ragu®, WishBone® and Lawry’s® Brands Is Expected To Reach Approximately 3.3 Million Latinos

Eight Unilever Bestfoods brands will leverage their scheduled participation in Hispanic festivals around the country this presidential election year to register potential Latino voters. The campaign kicks off this Sunday at MiamiÂ’s Calle Ocho Open House, the nationÂ’s largest, Hispanic street festival.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ (PRWEB) March 12, 2004

With the rate of Latino voters at half the national average, eight of AmericaÂ’s premiere food and beverage brands have banded together this presidential election year to help provide a novel solution to the problem. Beginning this week, the brands, all manufactured by Unilever Bestfoods (UBF), will leverage their scheduled participation in Hispanic festivals around the country to register potential Latino voters. The campaign kicks off this Sunday at MiamiÂ’s Calle Ocho Open House, the nationÂ’s largest, Hispanic street festival.

“Democracy cannot work without participation by all sectors of society,” said James Fish, UBF Customer Marketing Manager and Hispanic Team Leader. “By offering our presence at major Hispanic festivals to register Latinos to vote, we hope to strengthen our democratic system, while helping empower a community, which our brands value both as a market and as a culture.”

The registration drive’s sponsoring brands are Knorr®, Country Crock®, Lipton® Tea and Soups, Hellmann’s®/ Best Foods®, Ragú®, WishBone®, and Lawry’s®. To carry out their campaign, they have included a voter-registration booth inside their newly created La Plaza Del Sabor™, a traveling outdoor pavilion about half the size of a football field, which houses numerous kiosks and a central stage. Fashioned after the numerous plazas, or town squares, that dot the urban landscape of Latin America, La Plaza del Sabor™ will provide visitors with gifts, interactive games, food and entertainment aplenty at the 13 different stops it will make between March and September. UBF feels it will also provide a culturally relevant platform for encouraging eligible Hispanics to stop by and register to vote.

In all, UBFÂ’s voter-registration drive will reach a potential audience of 3.3 million persons, the combined number of attendees expected to visit the 13 festivals.

According to the U. S Census Bureau, in the 2000 presidential election only one of every four voting-age adults in predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods around the country voted, approximately half the national rate of 51%. Analysts say apathy, the struggle for economic survival and a heritage of political oppression back home all contribute to the low level of Latino participation.

Yet at 35 million strong, Hispanics have eclipsed African-Americans as the nationÂ’s largest ethnic minority. Approximately 23 million Latinos are believed to be of voting age, more than the entire population of any state except California. In all, Hispanics currently account for 13 percent of the population in 122 of the nationÂ’s 435 congressional districts.

After Miami, La PlazaÂ’s next stop will be Los Angeles, where the mammoth inflatable structure will hunker down at Fiesta Broadway, in the Downtown area, on April 25. Other festivals it will visit are, HoustonÂ’s Cinco de Mayo Festival, at the George Brown Convention Center (May 2); Los AngelesÂ’ Cinco de Mayo Celebrations, at Whittier Narrows (May 2); ChicagoÂ’s Festival de Memorial Day, at Plaza Garibaldi (May 31); Elizabeth New JerseyÂ’s Waterfront Festival (May 29-30); New YorkÂ’s Concierto de Verano, at Flushing Meadows (June 27); San AntonioÂ’s Hispanic State Fair, at Rosedale Park (July 11); HoustonÂ’s Fiestas Patrias, at the George Brown Convention Center (Aug. 29); ChicagoÂ’s Fiestas Patrias, at SportsmanÂ’s Park (Sept. 5); Los AngelesÂ’ Fiestas Patrias, at Whittier Narrows (Sept. 12); PhoenixÂ’s Fiestas Patrias, at Glendale Park (Sept. 12) and San JoseÂ’s Fiestas Patrias, at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds (Sept. 19).

Unilever Bestfoods North America manufacturer of Knorr®, Country Crock®, Lipton®, Hellmann’s®/Best Foods®, Ragu®, WishBone® and Lawry’s® is headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N. J., and is a unit of Unilever, one of the world's largest consumer products companies with annual sales of approximately $48 billion in 2003. It produces and markets a wide range of foods and home and personal care products. Unilever operates in around 100 countries around the globe and employs approximately 250,000 people.

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Sergio López-Miró or Adolfo Salgueiro

Hispania Public Relations, (305) 271-5680