SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA), the leading provider of solutions that address critical communications and productivity challenges facing healthcare, hospitality, retail and other mobile work environments, today announced that Brent D. Lang was appointed president and chief executive officer of the Company and elected to the board of directors, concluding the transition that was announced on February 27, 2013. Mr. Lang previously served as president and chief operating officer of Vocera and succeeds Robert J. Zollars, who was appointed to the role of executive chairman of the board and will remain an employee of the company.
"We are fortunate to have someone of Brent's caliber and experience to lead Vocera in its mission to transform industries such as healthcare with intelligent communications solutions that make organizations more efficient and experience-focused," said Executive Chairman Robert Zollars. "I am confident in Brent's ability to expand Vocera's mindshare and footprint in our target markets."
"It has been a privilege to help establish Vocera as a globally recognized leader in mobile communications. Bob and I worked side by side to build a solid foundation for growth and continued innovation, and I am honored to carry the torch as Vocera executes its strategic vision to deliver customer and shareholder value," said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. "I am also delighted that the Company will retain Bob's industry and business insights as he transitions to his new role of executive chairman."The effective date of Mr. Lang's role as president and CEO and Mr. Zollars' role as executive chairman was June 1, 2013. On May 29, 2013, Mr. Lang was also elected to the board of directors at the Company's annual shareholders meeting. Prior to assuming his new role as president and CEO, Mr. Lang served as Vocera's president and chief operating officer from October 2007 to May 2013. Mr. Lang began his tenure at Vocera in June 2001 as the Company's vice president of marketing and business development. About Vocera CommunicationsVocera is the leading provider of mobile communication solutions that address critical productivity and safety challenges facing healthcare, hospitality, retail and other mobile work environments. One of the fastest growing mobile technology companies, Vocera is widely recognized for developing smarter ways to communicate that improve patient and customer satisfaction. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, Vocera ® Voice Communication, Secure Messaging, and Patient Experience solutions are installed in more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Tennessee, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraCom on Twitter. SOURCE Vocera Communications, Inc.