NEC names Simon Jackson as senior VP of sales EMEA

NEC Display Solutions Europe has appointed Simon Jackson as senior vice president of sales EMEA.

He has spent more than two decades at NEC and has been promoted from vice president, strategic and vertical sales EMEA. In his new role, Jackson will lead the company’s entire sales organisation, comprising regional sales teams, as well as the strategic and vertical sales teams.

Capitalising on NEC’s recent growth in the EMEA region by merging the roles of strategic and vertical sales with regional sales, Jackson will be responsible for bringing a “more strategic and unified focus to the company’s sales strategy across all verticals and country markets”.

As well as being instrumental in building, developing and leading teams across EMEA, Jackson is also a highly-respected name in the industry and has recently been elected to head the board of the Digital Signage Organisation (DSO). The organisation provides a voice for Europe’s digital signage industry, providing a forum for learning and sharing best practice for signage across every industry and application.

“Simon was the natural choice to lead our new, unified sales team,” said Bernd Eberhardt, president and CEO at NEC Display Solutions Europe. “Throughout his time at NEC he has consistently demonstrated the leadership qualities that this demanding new role requires. As we look to capitalise on our success across EMEA, Simon brings a wealth of experience, strategic insight and industry knowledge that will be invaluable as we look to pursue our further growth in the region.”

Jackson commented: “This is an exciting time for both NEC and the industry as a whole. The EMEA market for digital signage is growing at almost 10 per cent a year, and will be worth more than $7 billion by 2020. Thanks to the great work by our vertical, regional and strategic teams, as well as recent acquisitions like S[quadrat], we are in great shape to secure a large share of this booming market.

“Our customers can see NEC as a trusted advisor and a partner that is strongly committed to achieving their business objectives. This consultancy-led approach will be key to our continued growth in the years ahead.”

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