Laszlo Systems Addresses Increasing Market Demand with Sales Expansion
Zack Towner Joins as Eastern Sales Manager

Laszlo Systems, developer of OpenLaszlo, the leading advanced open source platform for building and deploying advanced Ajax applications, today announced that Zack Towner has joined the company as Eastern Sales Manager. Towner brings more than 11 years of sales experience to Laszlo, including extensive knowledge of the wireless and broadband applications space.

In his new position, Towner is responsible for expanding Laszlo’s customer base in the eastern United States and increasing OpenLaszlo adoption through the development of strategic partnerships. Additionally, he is handling direct sales associated with OpenLaszlo support, training and consulting services, as well as for applications built on OpenLaszlo, including Laszlo's own licensed Laszlo Mail offering. Towner reports to Kevin McCoy, Laszlo Systems’ Vice President of North America Sales.

McCoy commented, “Throughout his career, Zack has proven his ability to consistently achieve and exceed sales quotas and objectives. This drive, combined with his ability to cultivate key relationships, is exactly what we need to handle the rapid expansion of our burgeoning marketplace.”

Prior to joining Laszlo, Towner held senior sales positions at Openwave Systems Inc. (formerly Software.com, Inc.) targeting the major broadband carrier market. During his nine-year tenure, Towner was named one of the top revenue generators for the company and was instrumental in cultivating organic growth among the company’s top accounts. He also received experience at Software.com selling e-mail software to small- to mid-sized Internet Service Providers (ISPs) worldwide and expanding channel business by recruiting resellers. Before that, he was a pre-sales technical consultant with Hewlett Packard. Towner holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

About Laszlo Systems
Laszlo Systems is the original developer of OpenLaszlo, the leading open source platform for building and deploying Web 2.0 applications. OpenLaszlo technology has been widely adopted by application and service providers in the consumer, enterprise, education and government markets. Laszlo Systems provides updates, training and support for OpenLaszlo and offers rich-experience web-based digital life applications such as Laszlo Mail, built on OpenLaszlo.

For more information about San Mateo, Calif.-based Laszlo Systems, visit: www.laszlosystems.com.


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