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TANDBERG Strengthens New Zealand Presence

Company Announces New Wellington Office and Senior Sales Executive Appointment
  • 18 February, 2009 06:55

<p>WELLINGTON, February 18, 2009 – TANDBERG® (OSLO: TAA. OL), a leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile video solutions, today launched offices in Wellington to service an ever expanding base of government and private sector customers located in the New Zealand capital.</p>
<p>At the same time, the company has appointed Pete Middelplaats as New Zealand Account Manager.</p>
<p>Middelplaats joins TANDBERG with more than ten years’ experience in the IT industry and 19 years’ overall experience in sales and business development. He will be responsible for driving sales, working with local partners and managing regional customer relationships within New Zealand.</p>
<p>Previously, Middelplaats worked as Client Director at Datacraft where he was responsible for new business development, leading a team of consultants and developing solutions and strategies aimed at delivering critical customer support.</p>
<p>Prior, he worked in a variety of business development management positions for Sun Microsystems, Hitachi Data Systems and Telecom where he drove revenue, managed key accounts and established new business strategies.</p>
<p>TANDBERG originally launched offices in Auckland in 2006 and has implemented solutions at BECA, APN Media, Bank of New Zealand, ASB Bank, Meridian Energy, Fisher and Paykel and Vodafone New Zealand. The company’s partners in New Zealand include Agile, Canon, and IBM.</p>
<p>“I am delighted to be joining TANDBERG at a time when organisations are looking at how video conferencing can help drive their adoption of unified communications, while at the same time helping to manage business and operational costs by reducing the need for travel.</p>
<p>“The TANDBERG platform is already the backbone for many companies delivering a demonstrable high return on investment in business communications and reinforcing green IT programs. We will now enable organisations operating in Wellington to reap these benefits with an on the ground sales and support infrastructure,” said Middelplaats.</p>
<p>The Wellington offices are located at Vodafone On The Quay, Level 16, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington.</p>
<p>About TANDBERG</p>
<p>TANDBERG is a leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile video products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please visit www.tandberg.com for more information.</p>
<p>TANDBERG is a trademark or registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names here in may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>

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