SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AtHoc, Inc., the leader in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems, today announced the appointment of Mary-Lou Smulders to the position of vice president of marketing. Previously, Smulders served as senior vice president of Global Applications and Services Marketing for Oracle Corporation with worldwide responsibility.
The addition of Smulders to the AtHoc team further accelerates the company's rapid growth in bringing innovative, next generation safety and security solutions to the commercial and healthcare markets worldwide while also strengthening its continued expansion in the government, homeland and defense markets.
Smulders brings 20 years of sales, marketing and exceptional leadership experience. In addition to driving marketing at Oracle, Smulders also advised clients on strategic transformation initiatives while at Booz & Co., and early in her career, she worked on oil rigs for ExxonMobil and then Shell Oil. Smulders graduated from Cornell with highest honors (Bachelor of Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) and earned her Master of Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University – The Netherlands.
"We are thrilled to have Mary-Lou as an integral member of the AtHoc executive team," said Guy Miasnik, CEO. "Mary-Lou brings tremendous passion, strategic depth and high-tech marketing leadership that will compound our growth as the undisputed and trusted global leader in crisis communication solutions for security and safety."
"What's exciting and compelling about AtHoc is that we help protect lives and make a difference in the security and safety of our customers," said Smulders. "In the age of mobility and 'the Internet of things,' AtHoc is uniquely positioned to help customers protect against the challenges of converging physical and cybersecurity threats, and I am very excited to introduce AtHoc to the world."
AtHoc is the recognized leader, innovator, and trusted partner in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems. AtHoc's products are used for physical security, employee protection, personnel accountability, staff recall and regulatory compliance for military, homeland security, government, healthcare, industrial and commercial organizations.
Millions of end-users worldwide rely on AtHoc's unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs in organizations such as Microsoft, Eastman Chemical, USS-POSCO Industries, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Baylor, Scott & White Health, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), UCLA, U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
AtHoc was recently awarded Government Security News' (GSN) 2012 Homeland Security Award for Best Mass Notification System and has also been recognized by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Emergency Mass Notification Services and by IHS Inc. as The Fastest Growing Mass Notification Software Supplier. For more information about AtHoc, please visit www.athoc.com.
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