SOURCE: Plantronics, Inc.

Plantronics, Inc.

April 14, 2010 11:00 ET

Patricia Wadors Joins Plantronics as Senior Vice President of Human Resources

New Executive Team Member Brings 24 Years of Human Resources and Organizational Management Leadership

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -  Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced that Patricia Wadors has joined the company as senior vice president of human resources, responsible for leading Plantronics' human resources programs across the company's worldwide offices and facilities.

"Pat's 24 years of human resource management leadership fits perfectly with Plantronics as we align ourselves to take advantage of the opportunity presented by Unified Communications," said Ken Kannappan, president and CEO of Plantronics. "Her experience in software culture and process, organizational transformation, and fast, empowered organizations will prove invaluable toward supporting Plantronics' streamlined corporate structure and future growth."

Prior to joining Plantronics, Wadors spent four years at Yahoo! Inc. in a series of more senior positions. As senior vice president of human resources, Wadors led Yahoo!'s HR Business Partner function for the entire global business, including over 14,500 employees in more than 17 locations. In this role, Wadors was integral in helping design and lead a company-wide reorganization under Yahoo!'s new CEO, Carol Bartz. She was most recently responsible for compensation, benefits, human resources programs and operations, mergers and acquisitions, and led all HR efforts related to Yahoo!'s Search Alliance with Microsoft.

Prior to Yahoo!, Wadors served as the chief human resources officer for Align Technologies, a global medical-device company and manufacturer of the Invisalign® system. She was previously at Applied Materials in both human resources and operations business functions. As the senior director of human resources for the PDC Product Group, Wadors led a global human resource organization with over 1,600 employees worldwide. There, she was responsible for defining culture, organizational transformation and communication strategies, as well as leading workforce planning strategies. Prior to Applied Materials, Wadors held human resources positions at Merck Pharmaceutical, Viacom International and Calvin Klein Cosmetics. 

Wadors graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ramapo College, with a major in Human Resources Management and a minor in Psychology.

About Plantronics
Plantronics is a world leader in personal audio communications for professionals and consumers. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth® headsets, Plantronics delivers unparalleled audio experiences and quality that reflect our nearly 50 years of innovation and customer commitment. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100 and is the headset of choice for air traffic control, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit or call (800) 544-4660.

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