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SMART Technologies Announces President, Enterprise

CALGARY, Alberta, May 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMART Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:SMT) (TSX:SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces the appointment of Scott Brown to the position of President, Enterprise. Brown will lead the Enterprise Business Unit with a focus on delivering innovative and effective collaboration solutions to enterprise customers worldwide. He will be responsible for the strategy, financial objectives and operating plans to grow this key area of the company. Scott will start in this executive position on June 3, 2013 and report to Neil Gaydon, President and CEO of SMART Technologies.

Scott brings over 25 years of global experience and leadership in enterprise to SMART. He has held numerous executive roles with Microsoft responsible for several functions including Enterprise Sales, Technical and Solution Sales, Consulting and most recently oversaw the Lync Global Sales and Partner strategy. Over the course of his career, Scott has been directly responsible for driving business results for U.S., North America and Global organizations with accountability for Enterprise, State and Local Government and Education sectors.

"SMART is gaining significant traction in the Enterprise space. The introduction of SMART Room System for Microsoft Lync, coupled with the company's existing innovative product portfolio, uniquely positions SMART to transform collaboration in the workplace," says Brown. "I look forward to joining SMART to build on the company's growing position and to aggressively develop the sizable market opportunities in global enterprise."

"We are pleased to have Scott join SMART as the President of our Enterprise Unit," says Neil Gaydon, President and CEO, SMART Technologies. "His North American and international experience, and ability to drive business results, will help us continue to build our position as a global technology leader for collaborative solutions."

About SMART Technologies SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces around the world by turning group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive experience. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and remains a world leader in interactive displays.

© 2013 SMART Technologies. The SMART logo and smarttech are trademarks or registered trademarks of SMART Technologies Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

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