MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2014) - Apprion, the leading provider of industrial application systems and services, today announced that Venkat Bahl has joined the team as Vice President of Sales. With almost twenty years of experience in senior sales and business development in wireless markets and industrial automation, Bahl brings to Apprion a strong enthusiasm for creating high performance sales teams with a focus on scaled, sustainable growth and a solid background in growth ventures, technology, marketing and business development. Bahl will be responsible for sales, business development and providing strategic leadership for growth across the range of Apprion's offerings and channels.
"We are very excited to have Venkat join our team and the timing could not be more ideal. Apprion's customer base and partnerships are growing at a rapid pace and Venkat is the right team member to help us at this stage of growth," said Apprion CEO, Doug Donzelli. "Venkat's unique combination of senior sales leadership in the industrial automation market coupled with growth stage ventures, technology, and business development experience makes Venkat a superb addition to our executive team."
Prior to Apprion, Venkat was the Director of WiFi and WirelessHART Sales at Emerson Process Management Systems and Field Instrumentation. During his 5 years at Emerson, Venkat successfully exceeded sales' goals with strategic and creative sales tactics. Venkat's core focus was plant-wide wireless sales, building a multi-tier channel structure and training the external sales channel to create a sustainable, scalable customer facing organization. Prior to Emerson, Venkat held various positions in Senior Sales and Marketing at technology companies such as Discera as Vice-President of World-wide Sales, Marketing, and Operations, and Ember Corporation as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. In addition to a strong industrial wireless and automation background, Venkat has corporate startup experience. He was critical in defining the product roadmaps, corporate strategies and company transitions that drove the success and acquisitions of each of these startups.
"I am excited to join a team that has created an industry leading solution platform to uniquely meet the growing and increasingly complex safety, security and productivity needs of companies in the industrial segment," said Venkat Bahl. "Apprion is poised to leverage its recent wins into tremendous growth, and I am looking forward to contributing to their success."
Apprion delivers industrial application systems and services for the process manufacturing industry. Whether it is the need to address safety or security concerns, meet compliance mandates, or improve productivity, a wireless application system from Apprion will assure that any industrial application is easier to deploy and manage while delivering value faster, more efficiently. For more information, visit www.apprion.com.
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