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IP specialist, Allied Telesis, has appointed 25-year IT industry veteran, Shayne Taylor, to head up its Australian business.

Allied Telesis Managing Director of APAC Sales, Jakub Duch, said Taylor would be based in Sydney and be responsible for growing Allied Telesis’ sales presence across Australia as well as managing existing business and channel partners.  

Taylor was formerly National Networking Commercial Sales Manager at Hewlett Packard, responsible for Hewlett Packard’s networking business within Australia, and also worked for Avnet Technology Solutions as Business Unit Executive for the organisation’s networking, security and unified communications solutions before his appointment as Director of Services.

He was also General Manager at IPL Communications, Product Director at Volante Group and Branch Manager at Applied Micro Systems.

“Shayne brings a distinct industry vision and market development experience that will enable Allied Telesis to serve our growing base of Australian customers and channel partners while at the same time enabling them to fully leverage the potential of their existing Allied Telesis network infrastructure solutions,” Duch said.

“We look forward to cementing our market leadership position through deploying the skills which Shane brings to the company coupled with continued product innovation and execution of our corporate strategy.”


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