DataCore Software Grows Virtualization Sales Team in EMEA with New Director for the Benelux Region and Recent Addition of Technical Consultant in France
DataCore Software continues to expand its footprint into European markets by recruiting Johan Vanhaeren as the new Director for the Benelux Region and virtualization expert Laurent Ibars as Technical Account Manager for the Southern Europe Region
PARIS and FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – October 5, 2010 – DataCore, a market leader in storage virtualization software solutions, has selected Johan Vanhaeren, based in Belgium, as Director for the Benelux Region and Laurent Ibars , based in France, as technical virtualization consultant to support partners and customers in France and the Southern Europe region. Johan Vanhaeren was the former country manager for Citrix in the Benelux region and Laurent Ibars has extensive virtualization implementation and training skills acquired over the years and most recently from his work at Trader’s in France.
Johan Vanhaeren will be responsible for managing distributors, solution providers and resellers of DataCore Software in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and growing market share in these countries. In addition, Laurent Ibars, appointed as Technical Account Manager, will have the key role of supporting and strengthening DataCore’s partners, customers and sale teams in Southern Europe.
In the first half of 2010, DataCore Software’s commercial activity in the Southern Europe region (which covers France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and the Benelux countries) grew by over 50% compared to the same period in the previous year. It was this growth and the market demand for storage virtualization which has prompted these appointments.
“The market is forever changing; new technologies encourage the emergence of new products, markets and opportunities. It is clear to me that the time is right for DataCore and its storage virtualization software to take off in the market. This position allows me to leverage my previous Country Manager and virtualization software experience to help grow the channel and build up our marketing, distribution, and business-to-business sales. It is this know-how allied with my knowledge of the region which I wish to use for the benefit of DataCore Software,” explains Johan Vanhaeren.
“DataCore Software is passionate and deeply believes in its mission that storage virtualization software will revolutionize the industry and this mindset encourages drive, creativity and innovation. This was attractive to me and I hope to contribute, with my virtualization skills, to the success of DataCore Software in the years to come,” comments Laurent Ibars .
Pascal Le Cunff, DataCore Software Director for Southern Europe, adds, “We are delighted to welcome Johan who will help us to grow stronger in the Benelux countries thanks to his skills, his network and his experience. Laurent will be a great resource to our partners in supporting their efforts across Southern Europe, which is a growth market for DataCore. Both individuals appear to be driven by our mission and a real team spirit, which makes them even more important and attractive to us.”
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