Seven new positions created at Utax

New appointments at Utax, Sennheiser, Wacom and KPMG

Here’s our roundup of new job appointments in the channel over the past week. 


The UK office equipment network has created seven new positions throughout the company, bringing the UK team to a total of 50.

Phil Russell has been recruited from Olivetti the new Southern Technical Manager and will be responsible for technical support and product training in the South, while the Southern Regional Sales Team has been boosted by the arrival of John Norris, an experienced document solutions manager as Area Sales Manager.

A new Professional Services Manager for the North role has been filled by Andy Lees from Lancashire.

The Direct Service team has also welcomed four new additional team members. Matthew Clark joins as the Direct Service Field Technician for the South East while Lancashire-based Andrew Lock will be supporting the Northern region. Two new Trainee IT Support Technician roles have been filled by James Lawton and Sam Palmer.


Headset and UC specialist Sennheiser Communications has appointed Louise Searle as Corporate Sales Manager for the South West.

Her immediate targets will involve liasing closely with clients and to create tailored propositions. She will also be further developing Sennheiser’s expanding client base to help increase market share.

“I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to work within such a burgeoning market for such as respected global company, and very much look forward to playing a key role in our strategic success in this region” said Searle.

“Our wide portfolio of UC solutions means there’s great flexibility in delivering on client requirements in a way that’s rewarding for all parties, and I can’t wait to get involved with expanding the brand footprint in the UK.”


Wacom’s operations will be re-grouped into global business units according to user categories, with Executive Vice Presidents (EVP) assigned to respective business units.

Jeff Mandell has also recently joined Wacom’s executive team as EVP Branded Business. 

The following management team will now be responsible for managing business activities, replacing the current executive officer system:

  • Masahiko Yamada – Representative Director, President & CEO (In charge of Platform & Application BU and Technology Solution BU)
  • Shigeki Komiyama – Director, EVP (In charge of Business Solution BU and Engineering Solution BU)
  • Wataru Hasegawa – Director, EVP (CFO)
  • Jeffery Mandell – EVP (In charge of Creative BU and Consumer BU)
  • Koji Shimoda – EVP (In charge of engineering & QA)
  • Aaron Atkinson – EVP (Chief Information & Operation Officer)
  • Tom Lam – EVP (In charge of China operation)
  • Robert Marlinghaus – EVP (In charge of HR)


George Quigley has joined KPMG as a Partner to bolster the growing cyber security practice. His appointment comes on the back of Ken Hall joining the practice as a Partner in February this year.

Quigley takes up his role after moving from BDO where he was a Partner and led their Technology Risk and Advisory Services practice. He has over 20 years’ experience in technology risk and information security. 

At KPMG, Quigley will lead the cyber security team in the London region where he will be working with and supporting FTSE 250 firms and SMEs, who traditionally have invested less in cyber security. His focus will also be on emerging banks that are seeking to challenge ‘the Big Five’ with different and innovative approaches to market. 

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