Careers spotlight: Hires and fires

A wrap of the local industry’s job appointments

A wrap of the local industry’s job appointments

NEC Australia

NEC Australia has appointed four new executives to join managing director, Alan Hyde’s senior management team.

The new executives include:

  • Chris Munro, director of solutions management and sales operations
  • Lynette Elliott, marketing and business strategy director
  • Bob Lanigan, unified communications sales director
  • Anthony Carilla, national channel director

Munro joined the company on 21 March 2011 from KPMG and brings to the role 20 years of ICT experience, specifically in IT professional services.

Formerly of vividwireless, Elliot will take up her position on 11 April, in which she will be responsible for raising market awareness and heading up the company’s market approach, while Lanigan, who has previously been with the company for five years, will oversee the UC business for NEC in Australia.

Carilla, who has been with NEC for four years, will be charged with building channel relationships and all indirect sales in Australia.

Commenting on the appointments, Hyde said he was “particularly pleased” to see the representation of woman on NEC’s senior team increasing.

Software AG

Software AG has appointed David Powell as its new president for Asia Pacific and Japan.

Powell will be based in Sydney and responsible for customer relationships and sales within the region.

Joining the company in the UK back in 1995, Powell held a number of management positions within the company including UK country manager. He was also made responsible for the Latin America region in 2007, following which he started the company’s direct sales operation in Brazil the following year.

In Australia, Bruce Beddoe, former Software AG Australia sales director, and Richard Kulkarni, former managing director of IDS Scheer Australia, will jointly assume responsibility for the local sales organisation.

The company has Australian offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and major customers include Woolworths, Fonterra, Perpetual, Australian Customs Service, Australian Electoral Commission and Seven Network Limited.

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