Panasonic’s Director, Business Systems Group, Mark Deere-Jones, announced the appointment of Deane Hornsby as Toughbook Group Manager with general management responsibility for sales, marketing and support teams across the company’s Toughbook portfolio.
Deere-Jones said Hornsby would be focused on extending Panasonic’s “market leading position in the ruggedised computing market of notebooks and tablets,” building on the fact that workforces now had a need to be mobile and online, “wherever they are, whenever they want, whatever the conditions, whether they are working in FMCG organisations, Government, Defence and Utilities or while on the move, such as delivery fleet and field services workers.”
Hornsby has more than 18 years of domain expertise in the ICT and IT Industry in hardware, software and services.
Hornsby joins Panasonic from HP where he was an Asia Pacific Sales Director in the company’s enterprise group and also worked for Avaya in Singapore and IBM in Sydney.
Hornsby has also held leadership roles at Avaya based in Singapore and IBM based in Sydney.