Language Line Services names Klein CEO

Scott Klein, new President and CEO of Language Line Services

Language Line Services today announced the appointment of Scott W. Klein as President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.  Klein, 54 also becomes a member of the Language Line Services Board of Directors.  Louis Provenzano, who has served as President and CEO since 2010, has resigned.

“Language Line Services is a very special company that provides mission critical interpretation and translation services to a very large and loyal group of clients.  Taking over as President and CEO of a company that is the unquestioned market leader in its field and helping the business to find new ways to grow is an exciting challenge,” Klein said.  “There is a significant market opportunity to grow and expand Language Line Services and I look forward to working with our team to maximize these opportunities in a rapid, substantial fashion.”

Klein has had a varied career leading businesses in many industries including consumer packaged goods, building products, technology products, consumer electronics, business services, market research and media.  Most recently he led the successful effort to create a new strategy as well as the financial restructuring efforts at Verizon spin-off Idearc Media later rebranded as SuperMedia.  Prior to that Klein was an operating partner at Symphony Technology group, a private equity investment firm.

June 21st, 2012|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

AT&T, Language Line Services launch easy *4 mobile interpretation service

Welcome to one of the simplest ways to communicate across different languages: AT&T On Demand Interpreter Powered by Language Line Services. With just two keystrokes on a mobile phone, callers can reach professionally trained interpreters in a matter of seconds — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Read more at The Washington Post, Common Sense Advisory, Executive Insight, Government Computer News and The Los Angeles Times.

Market for interpreters booms in the Bay Area

The demand for interpreting services is booming due to the increase in immigration and international business transactions, according to Monterey-based language interpretation services company Language Line Services. Language Line Services is the go-to interpretation provider for many banks, hospitals and emergency responders in the United States, where many clients do not speak English proficiently.  The company currently employs more than 6,000 and plans to hire 2,000 more employees in order to staff a new one-touch mobile service, reports KCBS. The new service will allow anyone to access interpretation services with their cell phones, eliminating the need for a middle man.

May 14th, 2012|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , |

Language Line Services to double workforce in Costa Rica

Language Line Services, the worldwide leader in translation and interpretation services, plans to more than double the size of its two language centers in Costa Rica, located in Cartago and Heredia. The company, which has operated in the country for over ten years, plans to hire 260 employees in the next six months, reports Inside Costa Rica.

“Interpreters make a difference and help people in a wide variety of situations and industries,” said Louis F. Provenzano Jr., president and CEO of Language Line Services. “Thanks to our rigorous training program, there also is no prior experience necessary. If you’re a multilingual native speaker or have near-native proficiency, we may have an opportunity for you.”

The new jobs are entry-level positions and will involve extensive cultural and industry-specific training.

March 29th, 2012|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , |