PrintIT Reseller - issue 65

01732 759725 16 BULLETIN : PEOPLE Lyreco names new CEO Grégory Liénard has been appointed CEO of the Lyreco Group. He succeeds Hervé Milcent, who held the position since 2015 and will now take charge of leading the transformation and diversification strategy implemented by the company to meet the sector’s challenges. Liénard’s appointment reaffirms the company board’s will to develop the group while sustaining its family and people-centred values, granting a centre place to its customers and its 9,000 employees worldwide. NEC strengthens UK sales team Jon Raines has joined NEC Display Solutions’ end-user sales team. His primary role will be to manage customers in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector, with particular focus on key applications in meeting and collaboration spaces. Raines joins NEC from Barco where end customer engagement across major global brands was his focus. Prior to this, his sales experience in AV was developed across channel and distribution organisations. XOS expands team XOS (UK) has welcomed Emily Dixon-Pickard as its New Business Development Manager. New hire at Toshiba to direct service operations Nicole Schlögl has joined Toshiba Tec as Service Director, replacing former Service Director Don Critchley, who has retired. A seasoned IT leader with lengthy experience in the private, public and NGO sectors, Schlögl will be working closely with Toshiba’s customers to ensure maximum uptime for their operations and to deliver the best service offering in the industry. Duplo employs new Managing Director Duplo has appointed Martyn Train as its new Managing Director. Train, who joins the Surrey-based print finishing equipment business from Xerox, has over 20 years’ experience in the print industry. He said: “I am very excited about joining Duplo and being given the opportunity to help UK customers add value to their printing operations, improve their efficiency, increase their profitability and help them adapt to the constantly shifting print environment.” Emily Simpson spearheads RISO corporate drive RISO UK has appointed Emily Simpson to the role of National Corporate and Commercial Sales Manager, where she will lead a growing team of people who are spearheading the company’s continuing drive into the corporate sector. Tatsuo Murakami, RISO UK’s Managing Director, said: “With new solutions and innovations, RISO UK has both consolidated its position in the education sector, and evolved and grown its market share in the corporate market. Emily and her team have an exciting mission to grow that market share further and together we will continue the RISO UK success story.” Riverbed targets growth Digital experience management and next-generation infrastructure solutions provider Riverbed, has hired Remco Postma as Channel Director for Northern Europe. Postma has 24 years’ experience in the IT industry, including spells at Dimension Data, AppSense (Ivanti) and Intel Security (McAfee). In his new role, he will be responsible for recruiting new strategic partners in Northern Europe, growing the company’s SD-WAN footprint with a subset of existing Riverbed Rise partners, increasing partner-initiated business and driving closer engagement between field sales and selective partner organisations. Westcon-Comstor takes on new CMO Westcon-Comstor has appointed Paul Cunningham as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Prior to joining the value-added technology distributor, Cunningham was CMO at Atos Unify, where he was responsible for business strategy across unified communications, collaboration and digital workplace. He said: “This is a great time to join Westcon-Comstor. The combined forces of digital technology evolution, enterprise business transformation and changing value-creation models in the IT sector offer a significant and compelling opportunity for Westcon- Comstor.” Jabra appoints new Software Sales Manager Jabra has appointed Lee Davis as Software Sales Manager with responsibility for driving the development of the company’s enhanced channel strategy in EMEA North. Davis will take a central role in developing and extending relationships with strategic software partners to increase yet further the capabilities of Jabra’s unified communications offerings. Nigel Dunn, Managing Director, Jabra EMEA North region said: “End-users are clamouring for UC tools that will increase productivity, improve call quality and optimise device management. This is a major business opportunity for the channel. With the worldwide UC market expected to reach approximately £34 billion, and with 90% of IT leaders moving to cloud-based platforms by 2021, the management of the end-users’ device estate is becoming of higher importance. At Jabra, our goal is to continue extending the range of functions available to UC end-users and enabling them to manage every aspect of their UC infrastructure – from usage to warranty, firmware to device settings – through a single solution.” Paul Cunningham Jon Raines Emily Simpson