SYDNEY, 15 March 2008 – Twenty year PC industry veteran Phil Cameron has been appointed as the new Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand for Lenovo, makers of the world’s best engineered PCs. Effective immediately, Cameron succeeds Alan Munro, who has been promoted to an international role within Lenovo.
Cameron brings a wealth of experience in the IT industry, most recently as Corporate Sales Director for Lenovo Australia and New Zealand since the company’s acquisition of the IBM PC Division in May 2005.
Prior to this, he was Channel Manager for IBM Personal Computing Division Australia/New Zealand. Cameron also worked for Toshiba for more than two decades in a range of management and sales roles, with the last five years as National Sales Manager.
“My immediate focus is to look after our existing customers in medium to large businesses, government and education organisations across Australia and New Zealand, working with our Business Partners. We have a solid reputation as preferred PC partner for them with our best engineered ThinkPads and ThinkCentres. The next frontier is that our new consumer range of IdeaPad and IdeaCentre notebook and desktop computers are being snapped up by Australians everywhere, who are finding us in local Domayne, Dick Smith Electronics and Powerhouse stores,” said Cameron.
David Miller, Vice President for Lenovo Asia Pacific, welcomes Cameron’s appointment: “Phil has been a key figure in the leadership team of Lenovo over the past three years – he has won the respect of his peers, team and customers. He has developed a strong sales team and helped drive our corporate, education and public sector business to the strong position we enjoy today. I am confident that under Phil’s direction, Lenovo will continue to go from strength to strength in Australia and New Zealand,” Miller said.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world’s best-engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction, as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures, and markets reliable, high-quality, secure, and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com .
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