OTTAWA, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a leading provider of cloud and premises-based unified communications software solutions, today announced that Joe Vitalone will be joining the company as executive vice president of Sales for the Americas. In this role, Mr. Vitalone will have executive responsibility for growing Mitel sales revenues in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America, and building strategic relationships within the regions' channel communities. A seasoned veteran with more than 25 years of sales and business development experience in telecom and technology industries, Mr. Vitalone joins Mitel from Shoretel where he most recently held the position of vice president of Channel Management. Mr. Vitalone has also held senior sales management positions at LifeSize Communications, Polycom, and CoVi Technologies, as well as PictureTel, AT&T Wireless, and a previous role at Mitel. Mr. Vitalone will report to Mitel's president and CEO, Richard McBee. "I am thrilled that Joe Vitalone is joining Mitel. His proven track record of revenue growth combined with his channel expertise and strong partnering abilities align perfectly with Mitel's strategic direction," said Mr. McBee. "Joe knows our company and our customers, and is ideally placed to help us drive Mitel to the next level of growth." "Mitel is known for its innovation and technology leadership in our industry, and has successfully been able to translate that leadership into a profitable business with market momentum," said Mr. Vitalone. "They have the wind at their backs and a great opportunity to shape our industry. It's an exciting time to be joining the team." About Mitel Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software, solutions and services that enable organizations to conduct business anywhere, over any medium with the device of their choice. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel's Freedom architecture provides customers in over 100 countries the flexibility and simplicity needed to support today's dynamic work environment. For more information visit www.mitel.com. Mitel and the Mitel logo are registered trademarks of Mitel Networks Corporation.