Technology Reseller v50 PEOPLE 49 expand its European operations with the appointment of Duncan Butchart as its new Area Vice President (AVP) of Northern EMEA. This follows the recent appointment of Karl Werner as AVP of DACH. Butchart has more than 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity and technology at companies such as Easynet, Blue Coat Systems, Actian and Skybox Security. Marc Andrews, ExtraHop GM of EMEA and APJ, said: “Duncan’s track record in cybersecurity sales and business development puts him in great stead to grow our EMEA operations, pinpointing how we can add value to customers and partners with our market-leading NDR solution. Duncan will help expand our reach so that organisations across Northern EMEA have access to our AI-backed network intelligence to arm technology teams with the tools they need to combat today’s advanced threats.” Butchart added: “ExtraHop is at the forefront of a new approach to cyber defence, one that acknowledges the reality that intrusion is going to happen and focuses on detecting, investigating and responding to postcompromise activity before it becomes a full-scale breach. I look forward to building on ExtraHop’s EMEA momentum by forging strong relations with partners and customers in the region.” RM appoints Tomlinson as MD Education technology provider RM has appointed Jason Tomlinson as Managing Director of its technology business. In his new role, Tomlinson, previously Global SVP of Strategy and Product for NTT’s cloud and managed services division, will lead a team of 800 employees across RM’s technology division as they help trusts and schools in England, Scotland and Wales undertake digital transformation. Established in 1973, RM is a £211m turnover British business with circa 1,990 employees worldwide specialising in products and services that improve, simplify and support education and learning. Its Technology division supplies ICT software, technology and services to UK schools and colleges. Chris Dedicoat joins Purple as non-exec director Chris Dedicoat, former Cisco Executive Vice President (EVP) for Worldwide Sales & Field Operations, has joined the board of Manchester-based technology company Purple as a non-executive director. Currently Chairman of Packet Fabric Inc, a provider of fast, on-demand connectivity, Dedicoat will bring 25+ years New management structure at PPDS PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, interactive displays, direct view LED and professional TV products, is implementing a new senior management structure following the departure of General Manager Chris Colpaert. This will see Franck Racapé, Martijn van der Woude and Robert Hsu lead the business on a global level as Head of Global Commercial, Head of Global Business Development and Marketing and Head of Global Product Strategy respectively. All three will report directly to Nico Vernieuwe, Senior Vice President at PPDS parent company TPV. Commenting on the new structure, Vernieuwe said: “Our success in the professional display industry is a cornerstone of our group’s development. The implementation of our new total solutions strategy, our global approach and our sustainability programs are all key components. Deploying these seamlessly across all markets on a truly global basis is the real value add for our partners and their customers.” New CEO and UK Services Director for Kinly Kinly, a specialist in AV systems integration and remote collaboration solutions, has announced Tom Martin as its CEO, following the 43-year old’s successful spell as Managing Director for Northern Europe. It has also promoted Duncan MacPherson to Services Director for the UK & Ireland, with responsibility for maintaining the highest levels of service support for customers. Martin said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for Kinly. The past couple of years have set up the business for growth across the worldwide market and at Kinly we have the scale, assets and highly experienced teams to fully support local and global customers. Coming from a services background, I am proud to say it’s the dedicated Kinly service that sets us apart. Together with our valued technology partners, I’m looking forward to fantastic opportunities as hybrid work models continue to grow in popularity around the world.” ExtraHop strengthens European operations with new hires Network Detection and Response (NDR) specialist ExtraHop is continuing to of sales and marketing experience in the networking, hardware, software and technology industries to Purple as it embarks upon a period of strategic growth and global expansion. Backed by Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco, Purple was established in 2012 with a vision to transform venues in sectors such as healthcare, retail and hospitality into intuitive, intelligent spaces through guest WiFi, digital wayfinding and analytics software. Chris Dedicoat said: “It’s an honour to be joining this highly innovative and growing company as it strives to elevate its position in the technology marketplace. I’ve been continually impressed by the way in which its software enables venues to understand, identify and enhance visitor experience – while also helping them to drive revenue.” Vapour expands engineering team Vapour continues to expand its capabilities with the recruitment of cloud voice UC engineer Graeme McCabe and senior cloud and network engineer Jordan Stephenson to its engineering team and the extension of its footprint to Leeds, with a new workspace in the Platform coworking space adjacent to the city’s railway station. Vapour already has an HQ in Huddersfield and satellite bases in Glasgow, London and Lancashire. CEO Tim Mercer said: “This is a promising time for the company as we scale to meet the demands of our customers and the ever-growing cloud market. Our new hires Graeme and Jordan will be a huge asset to our technical team and I welcome them onboard. Announcing our new workspace at Platform is also a proud moment for me as we’ll share the building with some of the region’s most innovative tech companies. To be able to offer my growing team access to more vibrant office space in a new city is a key part of our ongoing recruitment strategy – not to mention our accessibility for customers seeking face to face time.” Ex-Softcat MD joins Content+Cloud Microsoft-focused cloud services, digital transformation and managed services People Duncan MacPherson, Kinly Tom Martin, Kinly Martijn van der Woude, PPDS Franck Racapé, PPDS Duncan Butchart, ExtraHop Chris Colpaert, PPDS ...continued Chris Dedicoat Graeme McCabe Tim Mercer