PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, MARCH 3, 2015 - Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading technology solutions provider, today announced two executive appointments to drive sales growth for the key EMEA and Japanese markets.
Hans-Peter Kuhnert was appointed Vice President of Sales for the EMEA region. In this role Mr. Kuhnert will be responsible for growing product and service revenue through direct sales and reseller channels. In addition, Koichiro Fukumoto was appointed Country Manager for Japan. In this role Mr. Fukumoto will lead all sales, marketing, and operations functions.
“Hans-Peter and Koichiro are important appointments for Black Box as they bring extensive experience and add the necessary leadership that will help us to accelerate sales growth,” said Josh Whitney, Vice President, Technical Product Solutions and International Services at Black Box.
Mr. Kuhnert joins Black Box from Rohde & Schwarz where he helped to implement a global indirect sales channel structure. At Tektronix he held the position of vice president of sales and operations for the instrument and solutions business in the EMEA region. He also held various senior management positions with technology leaders Hewlett-Packard and Agilent.
Prior to joining Black Box, Mr. Fukumoto was President and CEO of a Japanese distributor of electronic test and measurement products from global suppliers. He joined the company as a sales engineer and held several senior leadership positions and a board position for over 20 years prior to his tenure as President and CEO. Under his leadership, Mr. Fukumoto focused the company on strategic markets and drove substantial sales growth.
“These appointments continue the transformation of the Black Box Technology Product Solutions (TPS) sales organization that was started with the appointment of Steve Runkel to Vice President of Sales for North America in early 2014,” said Whitney. “Steve’s leadership has been instrumental to the sales growth being achieved by the North America TPS team.”About Black Box
Black Box is a leading technology solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and more than 4,000 team members. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at www.blackbox.com.
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