Mitel® announced the appointment of two new senior sales executives to further accelerate the company’s market leading position in EMEA. With the #1 market share position in EMEA* and the industry’s fastest growing global cloud business, the appointments come as Mitel expands its cloud and integrated real-time communications offering across Western Europe.
Joining Mitel as Senior Vice President for EMEA is Wolfram Fischer whose mandate is to further expand Mitel’s position as a leading provider of cloud, mobile, contact center and enterprise solutions across the region. Prior to joining Mitel, Fischer was at Aruba Networks EMEA and managed EMEA and APAC for Siemens Enterprise Communications. He also worked at HP leading the Professional Services Unit in EMEA, managing the Enterprise Hardware and Service Business in Germany and was worldwide head of sales for the HP Services Unit.
Mitel has also appointed Christian Fron as Vice President of for the DACH region having previously been Managing Director of DeTeWe. Christian Fron’s role will supplement the existing sales leads in EMEA:
- Gijs Borsboom, VP Sales, Northern Europe
- Bernard Etchenagucia, VP Sales, Southern Europe
- Simon Skellon, VP Sales, UK
- Ciaran Kelly, VP Sales, MEA
Wolfram and Christian’s appointments coincide with the simplication of Mitel’sWestern Europe sales structure to drive further market opportunities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as a single DACH region. In doing so Mitel continues to support existing channel partner relationships and will allow key VARs to maintain relationships established across the region under Mitel’s leadership.
Graham Bevington, Mitel Chief Sales Officer said: “We see the business communications market in EMEA as being on the verge of a technology revolution, as enterprises and carriers start to adopt new cloud-based and mobile services to drive their business. With over 25 years of experience, Wolfram Fischer and Christian Fron were selected based on their knowledge and expertise in the industry. They are the right choice to shape Mitel’s transformation to real-time cloud and mobile solution providers.”
Wolfram Fischer, SVP Mitel EMEA said: “Mitel is in a fantastic position in the ICT market and Europe is primed to embrace the next evolution of real-time communications. Our customers recognize Mitel as a leader in this field and I’m excited to be in a position to drive that success even further.”
Christian Fron, VP, Sales, DACH said: “Moving to a DACH regional structure simplifies and leverages Mitel’s best practice across the German speaking markets, ensuring our partners and customers have immediate access to the right specialists regardless of geography, and a more effective support network around developments in future technology trends.”
*MZA, Q2 2015, PBX/IP PBX World Report