INDUSTRY VETERAN JEFF ALLEN JOINS TRANSLATIONS.COM EUROPEAN SALES TEAM
NEW YORK, NY -- Translations.com, a world leader in language and technology solutions, today announced that industry veteran Jeff Allen has joined the company. Allen will manage the Translations.com Paris office and will spearhead business development and strategic account development in continental Europe. He will report to Dan O'Sullivan, Translations.com Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
In his previous position as Director of Professional Services for Systran, Allen was instrumental in developing and servicing key accounts, such as Symantec, Swift, Yahoo!, and Google. Prior to his employment at Systran, Allen obtained client-side experience at Caterpillar, where he coordinated a team of 150 technical writers, 20 internal linguists, and 10 translation suppliers for the company's in-house translation group.
"I look forward to working with Jeff to grow Translations.com's presence in Europe," stated O'Sullivan. "Jeff possesses the rare combination of knowledge in both the cultural and technical aspects of language and content. His experience in managing complex, large-scale localization initiatives will bring additional value to our European clients."
Phil Shawe, President and CEO of Translations.com, added, "As leveraging technology to manage global content becomes more and more critical for our customers, it is more and more important that we have the ability to help our clients implement solutions involving both services and technology. Jeff's experience makes him ideally suited to the position."
Allen sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of Multilingual magazine and is an industry representative of the LINGUIST List Advisory Panel. He is also a certified ISO 9001:2000 auditor and holds a PhD in Linguistics from Concordia University.
Translations.com is a leading provider of software, website, and enterprise-wide localization services, as well as localization-related technology products. Translations.com solutions allow customers to conduct business more effectively in international markets. The company has a global presence on four continents and services a variety of clients with dedicated practice groups for every major industry. Translations.com is part of the TransPerfect family of companies. For more information, please visit www.translations.com.