Who's gone where: Moves this week at Epson, NetApp and Node4

Your weekly roundup of activity in the channel. Who's been hired? Who's been fired? Who's gone where...


Epson announced that it has appointed Rob Clark as managing director of its UK business, heading up both the operations and marketing teams.

Clark is already senior vice president for Epson Europe and will continue in this role as he takes charge of UK operations.

The new MD has been with Epson for over 20 years, initially joining as a product manager for dot matrix printers. He replaces Tony Petford, who has been appointed as vice president for CISMEA.

 “Across Europe, we’re investing in infrastructure, information technology and people (increasing our workforce by 10%) as we focus on our strategic shift from consumer to business markets,” said Clark.

“With IDC reporting that business inkjet printing represents a €38 billion market opportunity in Europe, I’m excited to drive UK and European operations to capitalise on this, while getting us even closer to our customers and partners across the UK and beyond.”


NetApp has announced the appointment of Grant Caley as principal technology officer for UK & Ireland. Caley’s main focus will be enhancing the business and technical relationships with customers.

He’s been with NetApp for the past ten years, eight of which were spent leading a large customer account within the banking and financial services sector.

“Grant’s experience, his understanding of our customers’ needs and technical expertise will help develop our business and drive growth in the UK and Ireland,” said Elliot Howard, UK & Ireland area director. “He brings tremendous insight from his time working with one of our biggest clients and I am confident that he will excel at helping our partners and other customers leverage their data assets and maximise their business value in his new role.”

Unified Security Management provider AlienVault announced that Catherine Kelly has joined the company as vice president of sales. The former FireEye vice president will be responsible for growing AlienVault’s EMEA business, including partner and customer relationships.

“With her unique expertise in both global sales and network security, we’re excited to have Catherine join our team during this tremendous period of growth,” said Justin Endres, SVP of Worldwide Sales. “We’ll look to her to build on our momentum and expand our presence in the EMEA region as we continue to help our customers prioritize the threats that put their business at risk.”


Metalogix announced that Tod Tompkins is to become vice president of Public Sector Sales. Tompkins brings over twenty years of enterprise software experience to the unified cloud software provider.

"Just like their private sector counterparts, public sector agencies and organizations are looking for more efficient ways to simplify the management of their collaboration content," said Jim Gannon, senior vice president worldwide sales, Metalogix. "Tod brings a wealth of expertise in the public sector, the collaboration space, and is a valuable addition to a team that is delivering comprehensive solutions to optimize the migration, management and security of collaboration content, both in the cloud and on-premises."


Cloud communications specialist Node4 has appointed John MacMillan to the newly created role of sales director.

MacMillan will work to position Node4 as an ‘end-to-end IT partner’ for both customers and the channel, with a focus on expanding into new vertical markets.

The newly appointed sales director, who brings 15 years’ senior management experience to the new position, will lead a team of 30+ sales, pre-sales and account managers. 

 “Node4 has already achieved a phenomenal level of growth by evolving its service offering in response to customer needs, but I could see a clear opportunity to take the business to the next level with its powerful combination of technical expertise and industry-leading solutions.,” said MacMillan. “I’m looking forward to building a highly focused, ambitious team that will put Node4 ahead of the curve and deliver the transformational projects that will help deliver our fast growth strategy for 2016.”



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