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Innovolt Hires Phil Boatman & Ed McLaughlin

Tuesday, September 06, 2016  
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Innovolt Inc. has announced the appointments of Phil Boatman as president and Ed McLaughlin as vice-chairman of the company.

At Innovolt, Boatman and McLaughlin will apply their extensive sales and leadership experience and industry knowledge to build on Innovolt's technology, data and customer service leadership, both within the office technology industry, as well as the company's emerging industry applications.

Boatman is an office technology industry veteran with more than two decades of executive operational and sales experience. Prior to joining Innovolt, he worked at Lexmark International for more than 12 years in various sales and marketing leadership positions, most recently leading the programs that established Lexmark as a well-respected player with manufacturers, as well as dealers. Prior to Lexmark, Boatman excelled in various sales managerial positions at Xerox. As president of Innovolt, he will bring that experience to strengthen the company's efforts to serve office technology manufacturers and dealers, as well as customers, in emerging industry applications such as financial services and self-service.

"I've been in the imaging and office equipment industry for more than 20 years and am thrilled about joining Innovolt — an innovative, nimble market leader in the power protection space," Boatman said. "Knowing how intensely competitive this market is, Innovolt's solutions provide a critical component to any OEM or dealer looking to increase customer uptime and satisfaction. I look forward to bringing these benefits to a broader audience within the industry. I also know that the imaging and office equipment industry is not alone in seeking sources of proven benefit to customers. I am excited at the opportunity to serve customers in new applications as well."

McLaughlin, previously president of Sharp Imaging and Information Company, a $1 billion operating company of Sharp Electronics Corp., and chairman of the Sharp Electronics Corp. Audit Committee, has held multiple executive positions outside of Sharp, including leadership positions at Ricoh and Canon. He has previously worked with Innovolt as a strategic advisor.

"In my years in the industry, I've always held a skeptical view of the power protection that was in the market," McLaughlin said. "Having thoroughly studied Innovolt's technology and seeing the impressive results it's delivered to customers, I am convinced that Innovolt's technology is superior to that of any in the market. I look forward to helping Jun Ho and team further distinguish Innovolt and bring the substantial benefits of its technology to more players in the industry."

"I'm delighted to welcome Phil and Ed to the Innovolt team," said Jun Ho Son, CEO, Innovolt. "Our company has experienced significant success with our new power protection and data platforms. I have a tremendous amount of respect for both Ed and Phil's accomplishments, abilities, insightfulness and integrity — all qualities that will help Innovolt in its next wave of growth. We are excited about the addition of two high-caliber leaders to our team."

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