Steve Blunt has been appointed executive general manager of unified communications solutions, Andy Hurt takes up the role of executive general manager of channel - display solutions and unified communications channels - and D’Wayne Mitchell is the new executive general manager of shared services infrastructure.
According to Ross Magee, director of communications solutions at NEC Australia, the new appointments will greatly strengthen NEC’s commitment to the ICT industry and channel community and “further build on NEC’s reputation in the market to become a leading ICT services and solutions company.”
Announcing the appointments, Magee, said Steve Blunt would lead the unified communications business covering ICT outsourcing, NECare - NEC’s multi-vendor maintenance and support services business, contact centre and data networking products, and be responsible for “driving growth and maximising profitability, directing the organisation to become the leading ICT services provider of choice, helping customers gain business value from their communications investments.”
Magee said that, as executive general manager for channel, Andy Hurt would direct NEC's partner strategy in Australia, responsible for strengthening current partnerships and “creating new ones to increase the company's footprint in the market.”
Hurt has 25 years industry experience to NEC Australia and previously worked at Honeywell, 3Com and Avaya. He was most recently director of operations at Avaya Australia & New Zealand.
D’Wayne Mitchell joins NEC as the executive general manager of shared services infrastructure for Australia and will lead the company’s National Operations Centre, Technical Assistance Centres, NECare field service organisation, and NEC’s only non-Japan based research and development team based in Melbourne.
Previously, Mitchell worked at CSC where he was part of the Australian senior leadership group and also worked for the company in New York and London, managing service desk and call centre operations and critical service management functions. Prior to that he worked for mining and resource company Rio Tinto.