BILLERICA, MA (February 16, 2010) - PlumChoice, a leading provider of 24x7 remote repair and support services for digital devices, today announced the addition of Robert Schechter to the company's board of directors. Schechter served from 1995 to 2008 as Chairman and CEO of publicly traded NMS Communications (now LiveWire Mobile), a provider of telecomm technologies and managed personalization services for mobile operators.
Schechter's 30 years of broad-based technology and telecommunications experience also includes eight years with Lotus Development Corporation, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President International Business Group. He previously was a Coopers & Lybrand partner responsible for that firm's high tech practice in the Northeast region.
Schechter also has held various corporate director positions at both public and private companies. He currently serves on the boards of Parametric Technologies, Unica Corporation, and EXA Corporation. Prior board assignments include Soapstone Networks (formerly Avici Networks), Moldflow (acquired by Autodesk), Mapinfo (acquired by Pitney Bowes), Raptor Systems (acquired by Axent Technologies), Infinium Software (acquired by SSA Global Technologies), Circles Associates (acquired by Sodexo), and NuMega Technologies (acquired by Compuware and several other closely held businesses).
"PlumChoice has established itself as a leader in the remote technical services space at a time when the proliferation of digital devices and user demand for 24x7 support of those devices is accelerating. Its growth record of the past two years is exceptional," Schechter said. "The company has a strong foundation that will serve it well as it continues to capitalize on market trends."
"Bob Schechter's strategic experience with rapidly growing technology and telecom companies will be an asset to the board as we enter the next phase of growth," said PlumChoice Chairman and CEO Ted Werth. "The market for our services is continually expanding as telcos, cable companies and other potential partners recognize the potential for using remote technical services to generate new revenue streams and build long-term customer relationships. Bob will make an important contribution in helping us take full advantage of those opportunities."
Karen McPhillips, Vice President, Marketing
SSPR, for PlumChoice
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