Iomega is recruiting a retail manager for Australia and New Zealand following Peter Brown’s decision to leave the position after three months.
A spokesperson for Iomega said that Brown, ex-regional manager of Epson, decided the newly-created role didn’t suit.
“He just decided the role wasn’t for him,” she said. “Sometimes people realise that a job isn’t what they thought it was going to be. There have been no problems or issues and we are still in touch.
“He wanted to tell Iomega as soon as possible and avoid any hard feelings,” the spokesperson said.
Brown joined Iomega in May following the creation of a position to manage the storage specialist’s relationships with mass merchants.
Iomega country manager, Scott Dillon, created the role as more than half of the business in the region was coming from companies such as Harvey Norman and Dick Smith.
Dillon is currently interviewing replacements, and an announcement is expected shortly.
The retail market is particularly vital to Iomega, which is currently heavily targeting the consumer and low-end business market with its REV drive and cartridges aimed at replacing single tape backup systems.
The storage company, suffering from a fall in popularity of its Zip products in the wake of improvements in optical storage such as CD-R, has hit back with the REV products, as well as advanced flash memory drives and readers.