APCON Appoints Director of Corporate Communications

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Company grows executive team with newly created role.

Director of Corporate Communications Karen Thomas

We are pleased to appoint Karen as our first director of corporate communications. She has a wealth of experience in communications, and her leadership ability will be invaluable in driving APCON’s engagement with external and internal audiences.

APCON, a leading provider of intelligent network monitoring and security solutions, today announced the appointment of Karen Thomas to director of corporate communications. This newly created role, based at APCON’s regional center in Plano, Texas, is part of the company’s ambitious growth plan and expansion of its executive team.

“We are pleased to appoint Karen as our first director of corporate communications. She has a wealth of experience in communications, and her leadership ability will be invaluable in driving APCON’s engagement with external and internal audiences,” said Richard Rauch, president and CEO of APCON. “Karen has the relevant international experience to support the company’s successful growth into Europe and Asia.”

As a member of APCON’s executive team, Thomas is charged with overseeing the company’s global media relations, analyst relations, brand management, internal and executive communications, and digital and social media platforms. Working closely with the executive and marketing teams, Thomas will provide strategic guidance to enhance APCON’s marketing programs to grow the company’s worldwide presence.

“As CIOs, CISOs and IT managers spend more time on threat detection and response, network visibility solutions will continue to be at the heart of their threat intelligence and risk mitigation strategies,” said Thomas, director of corporate communications. “APCON has a long history and strong reputation in providing solutions for networks. It is a great privilege to be a part of APCON’s highly successful leadership team and a fast growing company.”

Thomas joined APCON in 2013. She is a British citizen with a career that spans more than two decades, including marketing and communications positions in the U.K., France, Germany and the U.S. for information technology, aerospace and defense companies. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Huddersfield University.

About APCON
For more than 20 years, APCON has consistently delivered smart, stable and scalable technology solutions that provide an unparalleled level of confidence to service providers and businesses seeking total data center visibility and security. Its customers range from midsize companies to Fortune 1000 enterprises in more than 40 countries. APCON assures superior network monitoring while supporting traffic analysis and streamlined network management and security. For more information, visit http://www.apcon.com or follow us on Twitter @apcon.

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