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ABBYY USA Names Bill Kouzi Vice President of Sales, Distribution Group

June 02, 2011

Channel Veteran Joins ABBYY USA to Build Retailer and Online Momentum in U.S., Mexico and Latin America


ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, linguistic technologies and professional services, today announced the appointment of Bill Kouzi to the position of vice president of sales, distribution group for the United States, Mexico and Central America regions. Kouzi will be responsible for the management of the Americas regional distribution teams for ABBYY USA, with the goal of continued expansion of the company's distribution and retail channels.


"Bill's extensive management experience and excellent track record in driving channel growth make him a great addition to the ABBYY USA management team," said Joe Budelli, senior vice president of sales at ABBYY USA. "He brings a unique understanding in both direct and channel sales of software and hardware products that will build on the momentum and market leadership that ABBYY has gained in the Americas over the last decade."


Kouzi brings more than a decade of senior sales and management experience to the ABBYY USA executive team. During his tenure at Visioneer, a leading intelligent document scanning solution provider, Kouzi pioneered markets across Latin America, Canada and Asia Pacific, earning four consecutive Channel Chief Awards from CRN's Everything Channel for effective global partner program execution. He also served as the VP of global sales at Laserfiche, an enterprise content management solution provider, where he helped to double international sales in a twelve-month period.


"Organizations of all sizes are looking for ways to streamline the flow of information and manage data more effectively, so they can communicate better and compete in today's global economy," said Kouzi. "With a complete set of data capture and document management solutions, ABBYY is in a great position to address these needs. I look forward to collaborating with the rest of the ABBYY USA management team to capitalize on the opportunities presented across the Americas and build upon the company's recent momentum to become the solution provider of choice for users ranging from a single individual to the largest enterprises."


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