OTTAWA, Dec. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Building on its contact center momentum and further expanding its sales executive bench, Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), has appointed Chuck Krogman as U.S. vice president of sales for contact center. Reporting into executive vice president of sales for the Americas Joe Vitalone, Krogman is positioned to further grow Mitel's contact center business. "We believe that customer-facing solutions, such as contact center, have emerged as a top IT priority for organizations looking to build customer loyalty and grow their business. This represents a tremendous opportunity for Mitel," said Vitalone. "Chuck Krogman is one of the most respected and effective people in the industry, recently named among the 'People You Need to Know' in media. He is leading our contact center charge as we look to build on our momentum and become even more competitive. In fact, he's hit the ground running and we are already seeing positive results." Contact center is a strategic area of investment and growth for Mitel along with cloud solutions. Announced earlier this year, the MiCloud sales team has focuses on creating and enabling cloud opportunities that have led to a steady increase in cloud sales for Mitel. Following that same strategy, the Contact Center sales team is already showing results. "Today's leading companies are focused on delivering immersive customer experiences that attract new customers and build loyalty. Mitel knows how to empower organizations with solutions that engage their customers to create competitive advantage. We are poised and ready to help our base and new customers provide the high-touch services they need to exceed expectations and build preference among their own customers," said Krogman. Krogman joins Mitel after more than 13 years in sales for ShoreTel, where he most recently led the vertical markets team. He brings to the position a deep understanding of the industry combined with contact center and cloud expertise. His contact center sales team are both leading and enabling new opportunities, working closely with the Mitel channel.