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Siemens Enterprise Communications Names Wolfram Fischer General Manager of EMEA and Asia-Pacific
MUNICH, Germany, Jul 15, 2010
IT industry veteran brings strong record of achievement in sales, services and customer satisfaction
Siemens Enterprise Communications, a premier provider of enterprise communications, today announced the appointment of Wolfram Fischer as the company’s general manager of Europe (excluding Germany), Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific operations. Fischer will be responsible for all direct sales, partner activities and business operations in these regions. Reporting to CEO Hamid Akhavan, Fischer will serve as a member of the senior executive team.
“Siemens Enterprise Communications is a market leader in Western Europe and we are very focused on the fast growth markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific to solidify our global leadership position in Unified Communications,” Akhavan said. “Adding Wolfram to our team gives us an experienced, proven leader to drive growth and increase customer satisfaction.”
Fischer joins the company from Hewlett-Packard, with more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and business management including hardware, software, and IT solutions and services.
Most recently, Fischer set up and managed the professional services business for HP Software and Solutions in EMEA where he established a customer-focused and revenue generation oriented organization. In his prior role, he successfully launched a relationship marketing program to improve mind share with top customers and partners. In this position and previous roles with HP, he was also instrumental in significant merger and integration activities, securing large outsourcing contracts and driving improvements in revenue and margins.
“Siemens Enterprise Communications’ record of innovation in UC, including the award-winning OpenScape Voice Application, is a strong platform on which to grow and expand market share,” Fischer said. “I look forward to leveraging my experience with leading customer-focused and results-oriented teams to help the company achieve even greater success in EMEA and Asia Pacific.”
About Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based architectures to unify communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications companies include Siemens Enterprise Communications, Cycos, and Enterasys Networks.
For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.
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