Updated: Netgear MD exits post

Company to buy AirCard unit from Sierra Wireless for $US138 million

Netgear A/NZ managing director, Ryan Parker, has left his post after five years at the helm and more than 10 years at the company.

According to industry insiders, Parker, who is highly regarded in the channel, decided it was time for a new challenge and career change, a move similar to his predecessor, Ian McLean.

Parker started at Netgear in 2001 as the territory manager role for Queensland, Northern Territory and New Zealand. He was then appointed director of service providers business in 2003 – a position he held until 2007 when he was appointed to the managing director post.

Prior to Netgear, Parker worked as a networking business development manager at Ingram Micro for one year, and before that was the IT services team manager and regional operations manager for reseller and integrator, Future Group, for seven years, based in Maroochydore, Queensland.

With more than 19 years in the A/NZ channel, Parker has experience across all facets of business management, sales, marketing, operations and support.

According to the company, Netgear Inc vice-president of sales, Americas and A/NZ commercial business unit, Hien Nguyen, will take over the managing director post until a replacement is appointed.

In other company news, Netgear plans to buy the AirCard unit from Sierra Wireless for $US138 million. Sierra plans to exit the mobile add-on business (personal wireless modules) in order to focus on machine-to-machine (M2M) technology.

ARN contacted Parker for details of the resignation, and for his next steps, but he said he couldn't elaborate on his next move.

"Unfortunately, I can't comment at this stage on what lies ahead, however, I am very excited about what the future holds and look forward to continuing my career working with the IT channel."

2015 State of The IT Channel Survey : IT'S TIME!!! Fill in this year's State of the IT Channel Survey and be in the running to win great prizes. CLICK HERE

Join the ARN newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Sierra Wirelessmachine-to-machine (M2M) technologyNetworkingwirelessnetgearAirCardFuture Group

More about ARNIngram MicroNetgear AustraliaSierraSierra Wireless

ARN Directory | Distributors relevant to this article

Show Comments
 

Latest News

04:58PM
AppSense takes the wraps off its new analytics platform
04:35PM
SugarCRM beefs up its global executive team with three new hires
11:43AM
'Do Not Call' spam phone call legislation passed
10:26AM
HubOne lands its first channel partnership in Australia
More News
30 Mar
Australian experts to address cybersecurity challenges and solutions at Canberra...
21 Apr
APJ Progress Spark Conference
22 Apr
2015 Innotribe Startup Challenge
27 Apr
Disruptocon
View all events