New MD for Exertis Supplies
Andrew Beaumont has been promoted to Managing Director of Exertis Supplies. He replaces Raj Advani, who has relocated to Europe as Commercial Director. Andrew was previously Exertis Supplies Operations Director, a role he took up in 2017, having spent three years as Head of Finance at the Myers Group. Before that, he spent 13 years as Financial Controller at Advent Data.
Sales promotions at Midwich
Following the announcement that longserving Sales Director Iain Campbell is stepping down, Midwich has promoted Jonny Francis to Sales and Marketing Director, from his previous role as Head of Sales, and Steve Fay to External Sales Director, from his previous role as External Strategic Customer Development. Between them, Jonny and Steve have more than 20 years’ service with Midwich.
Wilkinson takes on new role at Nimans
Nimans has appointed Graham Wilkinson as Head of Sales for its Network Services division. The comms industry veteran of 26 years said: “The Nimans Network Services division enjoyed a record period of growth last year. Our simplified strategy spans all areas of the connectivity supply chain – mobile, connectivity, hosted and broadband – as well as services and billing. We can offer a complete solutions sale rather than siloed propositions, and I’m really looking forward to the journey ahead.”
First female MD for Eurolink
Gloucestershire-based connectivity and communication provider Eurolink Connect has appointed Claire Maddox as its first female Managing Director. Claire joined the family-run business in 2006 and has been its Commercial Director for the last four years. Her predecessor, Derek Maddox, is taking on the role of Chief Executive to head up a newly created senior management team. This also includes Financial Director Tracy Robinson, Head of Technical Operations Noel Hoskins, Head of Development Jamie Lewis and Operational Governance & Compliance Manager Marianne Carter. Eurolink celebrates its 20th anniversary this year..
Appointment strengthens Civica cloud strategy
Civica Group, a specialist in public services technology, has appointed Guy Berruyer, former chief executive officer of Sage Group plc, as non-executive director. Simon Downing, Civica Group chairman, said: “Guy’s appointment underlines our commitment to the long-term growth and development of Civica as a leading cloud software company.”
DSO board strengthened
Digital Signage Organisation (DSO), the industry body for the European Digital Signage industry, has appointed two new board members – Laila Hede Jensen, Vice President of Sales Europe at Unilumin, and Keith Dutch, Vice President EMEA for Peerless AV. They will be responsible for developing the organisation’s membership, benefits and resources, including educational content.
New Europe head for Sharp AV
Sharp Europe has appointed Ian Barnard as European General Manager, Visual Solutions, with responsibility for developing Sharp’s growing Visual Solutions business across Europe. Alexander Hermann, President, Sharp Information Systems Europe, said: “With experienced leadership alongside our strongest ever range of products, we are in a position to assert our leadership in corporate meetings and new areas such as 8K.”
ThinPrint move for Hammer
ThinPrint has promoted Christoph Hammer, former CEO of its wholly owned subsidiary ezeep, to Senior Vice President Cloud Services. His appointment comes as the company plans an expansion of its cloud printing offering under the ezeep brand. Hammer said: “Through closer collaboration and access to ThinPrint’s technology stack, ezeep will soon be able to meet the needs of cloud printing outside its core co-working market, especially in the growing Desktop as a Service (DaaS) market.”
New EUMEA head for Verbatim
Verbatim, part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group, has appointed Clive Alberts as President of its EUMEA operation based in Eschborn, Germany. The position was previously held by Hidetaka Yabe who returns to Tokyo, Japan to undertake a General Manager’s role within the Corporate Marketing Department of Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. Alberts has worked for Freecom/ Mitsubishi Chemical Group since 2001.
NEC Display unifies sales under Jackson
NEC Display Solutions Europe has unified its strategic, vertical and regional sales under Simon Jackson, its newly promoted Senior Vice President of Sales EMEA. He was previously Vice President, Strategic and Vertical Sales EMEA. In his new role, Jackson will bring a more strategic focus to the company’s entire sales organisation. Jackson said: “The EMEA market for digital signage is growing at almost 10% a year, and will be worth more than $7 billion by 2020. We are in great shape to secure a large share of this booming market.”
New directors at SSG Insight
Yorkshire-based leader in smart workplace management solutions, SSG Insight, has appointed three new directors to spearhead its continued overseas expansion. Jon Moody has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer to lead the team in Europe; James MacPherson, who has worked as the firm’s Chief Commercial Officer in Australia for almost a decade, has been made Chief Executive Officer for the ASPAC region; and Simon Keane has been brought in as Chief Finance Director.
Spitch to drive UK sales growth
Spitch, a Zurich-based developer of AIpowered speech solutions, has hired Gary Williams as its new Director of Sales and Consultancy for the UK. Gary, who was previously at Nuance, will be responsible for overseeing direct sales and channel growth in the UK, as Spitch aims for double digit growth in 2019.