Wednesday, 02 February 2011 17:45

Siemens signs dynamic duo to drive channel


Siemens Enterprise Communications has appointed Nick Pappas as senior channel manager and Jay Bhattacharya as channel manager.

"Both Nick and Jay bring invaluable industry knowledge to Siemens. We're excited about having them onboard and look forward to their help with growing our channel network and SMB footprint in Australia," said Edgar Giesel, general manager for Australia and New Zealand.

"Our aim is to open up the communication lines with our reseller network and offer them all the support and training they need to be successful," said Mr Pappas. "Each channel partner has its own niche play, and we're really looking to help them fulfil their space."

Mr Bhattacharya's role will be to support Mr Pappas, but with a particular focus on the channel community.

Mr Pappas was previously the southern regional channel manager at telephony distributor IPL. Mr Bhattacharya's background is in telecommunications sales, and he hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering.


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