-- Andrew Edison Cites Focus on Customers and Profitable Growth as Priorities
LONDON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global network services company Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) announced that effective today, Andrew Edison joins Level 3 as the Senior Vice President Sales, EMEA, leading all sales channels across the region and servicing enterprise, government and wholesale customers. Edison brings significant global experience in growing businesses profitably to Level 3, gained throughout his extensive career and most recently at AT&T as Region Vice President, Head – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
With the selection of Edison, a strong industry leader, Level 3 reaffirms its commitment to maximising market growth opportunities in EMEA. In November last year, Level 3 appointed one of the company's most experienced and proven regional leaders, Andrew Crouch, to take the helm as its EMEA regional president. Commenting on this additional appointment, Crouch said, "Andrew Edison has a proven track record and will play a key leadership role across our EMEA business. I look forward to the contributions he will make."
Edison joins Level 3 after 20 years with AT&T. His accomplishments in his most recent EMEA role include revenue and market share growth in the primary markets Level 3 serves, with particular experience across Continental Europe.
"My focus at Level 3 will be two fold; to provide our customers with solutions that support their business objectives around growth, efficiency and security as well as to bring profitable growth for Level 3 through effective sales channels across the region," said Edison. Commenting on his reasons for taking the Level 3 role Edison added: "Joining Level 3 enables me to leverage its global network footprint, an asset crucial to solving the growing connectivity, collaboration and business process challenges enterprises face today."
While at AT&T, Edison worked in the US for three years (2007-2010) as the Vice President, Global Operations Planning. He also held multiple roles in their Paris office from 2002-2007.
Edison began his telecoms career with BT. He is a native of the UK and a respected technology industry advocate who has contributed to the Prince's Trust as a Technology Leadership Group member.
Edison will be based at Level 3's EMEA regional headquarters in London. In EMEA, Level 3 serves customers in more than 30 countries. Level 3 solutions include IP-based voice and data communications; data center and colocation facilities; video and content distribution; security, cloud, managed and professional services.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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