iously, Leo was the vice president of worldwide sales at CoolSign. After Haivision acquired CoolSign in 2010, he remained responsible for CoolSign product sales globally and adopted the additional task of driving the channel strategy within the non-federal sector in the United States for all Haivision products. Prior to joining CoolSign, Leo held senior sales positions with digital signage vendor Wireless Ronin, LG Electronics, Fujitsu, and Mitsubishi.
Haivision also has appointed Chris Colt as director of digital signage sales for the Americas. Chris will work alongside Haivision's salespeople and digital signage partners to assure Haivision's continued success and high growth in the digital signage market. Bill Taylor has also been appointed to the position of director of field engineering for the Americas. Bill and his team are responsible for all technical pre-sales and partner development activities. Both Chris and Bill joined Haivision from CoolSign and now report directly to Leo.
I am thrilled to have Leo on the senior management team of Haivision. He has made a tremendous impact on the company in the past 12 months, since we acquired CoolSign, and has established his leadership within Haivision and with our partners and clients in the commercial market, said Wicha. Exceptional people are key to Haivision's success.
Haivision has been growing at a rate of over 50 percent per year for the past five years, and it currently has many open employment positions throughout the organization, specifically within sales engineering, marketing, technical support, and software engineering. Complete details are available at Haivision's website.