Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – March 28, 2007 – Privately held dedicated hosting company, The Planet, has created the position of Vice President for Global Sales and Managed Services, appointing James P. Treuting, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Douglas J. Erwin.
Mr. Treuting will hold cross-functional responsibilities for sales strategy and development; channel and reseller management; customer service; technical support; call center operations; and professional services. Reporting to Mr. Treuting are Vice President of Sales Kris Hansen and Vice President of Customer Contact James P. Picone.
Mr. Erwin commented, â€œJimmy Treuting brings to The Planet extensive industry experience, and a broad sales and service background, from some of the industryâ€™s leading organizations. At The Planet, he will lead our customer-facing operations, with the goal of setting new standards for excellence and accelerating customer satisfaction. Our goal is to provide customers with even more reasons to do business with The Planet based on their experience of world-class service, support and sales operations.â€
Prior to joining The Planet, Mr. Treuting spent more than eight years with Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT) and Verio, which was acquired by NTT. In a series of increasingly responsible roles, he served as President of three divisions, including network services, global sales and broadband. Mr. Treuting held full profit and loss responsibility for operations and product lines, as well as sales, customer care, hosting services, engineering and billing.
He additionally served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CommuniquÃ©, a regional Internet Service Provider start-up company that focused on business connectivity and associated ancillary services. After three years of successful operations, the company was acquired by Verio. Additional experience also includes more than eight years with IBM in channel marketing and sales. Mr. Treuting, a Louisiana native, earned a B.B.A. degree in business from Loyola University in New Orleans.
The Planet is a leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 2.8 million Web sites worldwide. By offering the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and the highest level of network connectivity, The Planet endeavors to turn information technology into a competitive advantage, enabling customers to grow businesses.
For more information about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.