Careers spotlight: Hires and fires

A wrap of the local industry's executive appointments

A wrap of the local industry's executive appointments.


Global printing company Lexmark has appointed Carmel Mosser as general manager for Australia and New Zealand.

Mosser will be responsible for supporting the company in the local region and to increase its portfolio across the range of printing and imaging products, software, solutions and services.

Mosser will also be charged with driving the sales and business relationship management teams, developing strategies to support uptake of the company’s print devices, and will also drive the focus on verticals including government, education, health, manufacturing, banking and finance, and retail sectors.

The appointment comes after six years with the company, prior to which, Mosser spent about 20 years in the ICT industry.

Commenting on the appointment, Mosser said she would draw on experience as SMB and channel manager and continue to work with the channel network and sales team to help implement strategies in the effort to increase the company’s footprint throughout A/NZ.

Belkin A/NZ

Belkin has appointed Ian McLean as managing director for the Australia and New Zealand region. To succeed Patrick Domingue who will return to Belkin in the US.

McLean leaves his position at Seagate, where he headed up the company’s local storage business and will be responsible for growing the business in the region, building market share and developing business partnerships.

Prior to Seagate, McLean spent 10 years at Netgear as VP of Asia Pacific Sales and 10 years at Netcomm as head of sales and marketing.

The company has also appointed Brendan Sparks as head of marketing and product management for A/NZ.

Sparks, who left his position at Samsung Electronics, has about 12 years experience in consumer electronics, including roles at Fuji Xerox and Canon Australia.


Global unified communications provider ShoreTel has appointed George Atrash as managing director for the Asia Pacific region.

Atrash will be charge with capitalising on the demand for UC, collaboration and mobility services and will contribute to the company’s go-to-market strategy and managing the company’s operations in the region.

To take up the position, Atrash leaves his role at Dimension Data business, Connectivity, where he has worked for five years.

Previously he has worked in various roles such as a technician, engineer, account manager, channel director and other various senior management roles locally and overseas.

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