Thursday, March 31, 2011

Haivision Expands European Sales Team

Haivision Network Video, leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, today announced three key appointments that significantly expand the company’s European sales and engineering presence. Peter Gambirasio has been appointed the company’s sales director for Benelux, Southern Europe, and the Nordic region. New hires Heidi Michel and Justus Rogmann will both serve as sales engineers for EMEA markets.

“The EMEA team has expanded considerably this year, and combined with our Dubai office opening in 2010, this growth represents a substantial sales and support investment for the EMEA region,” said Richard Brice, vice president EMEA, at Haivision. “Given Peter’s leadership skills and experience working with customers across EMEA markets and the increasing sales and technical resources afforded by Heidi and Justus, we’re well positioned to continue our dramatic growth internationally.”

Gambirasio joins Haivision with more than 20 years of experience in developing and managing sales and marketing teams in high-tech markets. Over his career, he has provided consulting services through his own company, Gambi, and held executive sales and management positions with companies including CyberTech, a Dutch manufacturer of telecom equipment, and Alias Wavefront, a manufacturer of 3D graphics software. He holds a master of engineering degree in electric technology, earned at the University of Amsterdam. Gambirasio speaks Dutch, English, Spanish, and German, and is based in Amsterdam.

Heidi Michel, an engineer specializing in media technology, is responsible for Haivision sales throughout Germany, Austria, and the German-speaking region of Switzerland. She graduated from the Ilmenau University of Technology and has completed vocational training at the esteemed Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology. She will join Justus Rogmann, who also comes from the Ilmenau University of Technology, where he spent 10 years working with the Electronic Media Science Foundation while completing his bachelor of technology degree. He is the newest member of Haivision’s systems engineering team, which supports all Haivision clients throughout the EMEA region. Both Michel and Rogmann are based in Erfurt, Germany.

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