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Patrick Macken joins StrandVision as sales manager


EAU CLAIRE, WI (PRWEB) Aug. 15, 2005 -- StrandVision LLC (, formerly, a provider of hosted digital signage services, today announced that it has hired Patrick Macken as sales manager. Macken will be instrumental in establishing StrandVision's sales operations as the company rolls out its hosted digital signage service. Macken reports directly to Mike Strand, StrandVision founder and CEO.

In this newly created position, Macken is responsible for reaching out to prospects in the medical, retail, banking, services and other industries. He will support both direct and channel sales and help develop sales strategies. He will also represent the company at trade shows and other industry events.
Most recently, Macken was a sales engineer for a distributor of industrial equipment. Previously, he developed market plans and participated in sales campaigns that resulted in the signing of several new distributors for an industrial gas manufacturer. Macken holds a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., and is enrolled in the master of management program at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.

"StrandVision is in our launch phase as we move from product development to marketing and sales," commented Strand. "We will be relying on Patrick to develop the sales programs to effectively carry our service to prospects in the Eau Claire area and beyond. I look forward to working with him and to his contributions to the company."

StrandVision is introducing a new approach to digital signage, which is used by businesses to communicate marketing messages to customers and information for employees, through television screens or computer terminals in bank lobbies, reception rooms or other waiting areas.

StrandVision's approach eliminates backroom computer and support costs and complexities, delivers reliable, flexible content, and can be implemented in a fraction of the time required for traditional systems. Users can select pre-defined templates, develop their own messaging including pictures, and add StrandVision-provided content, such as national and local news, and weather. StrandVision also offers design, configuration and networking customization services.

About StrandVision

StrandVision LLC is the latest venture of Mike Strand, founder and CEO, who previously founded StrandWare Inc., one of the leading providers of bar coding and data capture software. Strand is dedicated to finding innovative ways for businesses to solve everyday challenges. StrandVision fulfills this mission by providing low-cost, high-availability hosted digital signage services that can be implemented quickly and easily by a wide range of companies. Additional information about StrandVision is available at, or mjstrandweb at


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StrandVision Digital Signage
6595 South Shore Drive
Altoona, WI 54720-2386
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