KAON INTERACTIVE STRENGTHENS MANAGEMENT TEAM
New Executives Join To Accelerate Rapid Company Growth & Product Development
in 3D Interactive Product Storytelling for B2B Sales & Marketing
MAYNARD, MA – March 20, 2013 – Kaon Interactive, the leading provider of interactive 3D product marketing applications, today announced the appointments of Ed DeArias as Senior Vice President of Sales and John Heffernan as Executive Director of Client Services and Operations. With these appointments, both Ed and John join Kaon’s executive team and strengthen the company’s commitment to improving sales and marketing effectiveness for its customers by bringing products to life.
“We are expanding our management team with two experienced and successful professionals who will focus on ensuring customer success as we grow.” said Gavin Finn, Kaon’s President & CEO. “Ed brings a wealth of knowledge to our company, having led several organizations though significant sales growth. He has the vertical market breadth to assist Kaon in expanding markets and geographies. John Heffernan is a seasoned operations executive with an unparalleled track record in leading and growing profitable production organizations. His experience makes him perfect to lead our creative and production teams. We look forward to their combined contributions as we innovate solutions to enhance our customers’ success, while continuing Kaon’s long-term growth.”
Seasoned technology sales veteran Ed DeArias will be responsible for driving all sales programs and revenue for the company. DeArias has extensive experience in expanding sales in a variety of industries, broad expertise in implementing strategic solutions for large enterprise accounts, as well as the leadership ability to build high growth sales teams. He worked in sales and marketing leadership roles for companies such as IBM, Sitara Networks, Lightbridge and Nokia. He was most recently Vice President, Global Sales and Services for Z Corporation, resulting in growth of Z Corp’s core business by over 20% per annum and he played a major role in the successful sale of the company for $137 million in cash to 3D Systems.
With over two decades creative services experience, John Heffernan will oversee the creative service and project management groups at Kaon, and is responsible for the creative and production processes. He is focused on innovating impactful applications and solutions for Kaon’s clients, while enhancing efficiency throughout the process. He is an experienced operations executive specialized in leading and growing organizations to success in the areas of management, workflow optimization, excellence in client service, and growth. Prior to joining Kaon, John served as Executive Director of Operations at Ashville Media Group, Vice President of Production and Operations at The Pohly Company and Director of Production and Manufacturing at Mosby Consumer Health/Staywell.