CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HERE, the Open Location Platform company, today announced the appointment of Angel L. Mendez as Chief Operating Officer, a new position within HERE. Starting August 15, 2016, Mendez, a senior executive with deep experience in optimizing and transforming business operations, will join the HERE Leadership Team and assume responsibility for the strategic and operational execution of the company's core business, with a particular emphasis on operational excellence, business process innovation and systems automation.
"Angel is a recognized leader in delivering impressive results throughout his career at leading global companies. He brings a wealth of experience and deep knowledge from the IT and communications industry that made him the ideal COO in this exciting transformational time at HERE," said Edzard Overbeek, CEO, HERE.
"I couldn't imagine a better time to be joining HERE - its Open Location Platform is taking shape and it's set to have a positive impact on people and businesses around the world. In my role, I will ensure that all the operational elements are in place to support the company's ambitious growth plans," said Angel L. Mendez.
Mendez brings over 30 years of management expertise to HERE. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President - Transformation at Cisco. Prior to this role, he led Cisco's Customer Value Chain Management organization. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Palm.
Mendez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Crummer School at Rollins College.
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes - from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to delivering drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit http://360.here.com.