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Symbol appoints former Telstra Wholesale head of sales as Australia/New Zealand managing director

  • 23 February, 2004 17:40

<p>Melbourne – 23 February 2004 – Symbol Technologies, the Enterprise Mobility Company, has appointed Kurt Hansen as managing director, Australia and New Zealand. Hansen will be responsible for driving market share growth in transport and logistics, retail, manufacturing, government and health care markets, and overseeing Symbol's transition to a more channel-centric sales model.</p>
<p>"I am very excited to announce the addition of Kurt Hansen to the senior management team," said Singapore-based Brian Murphy, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Symbol Technologies. "Kurt's leadership experience in a high growth environment combined with his deep understanding of the convergence of enterprise and telecommunications markets will be perfectly suited for his role at Symbol. In addition, his experience in transitioning from a direct to a channel sales model in the past will be invaluable as we strengthen our reliance on our expert business partners in 2004. I am very confident that Kurt will lead this team to strong growth."</p>
<p>Hansen previously worked for Telstra Corporation's multi-billion dollar Wholesale division as head of sales, where he drove revenue growth in core network assets and services. Prior to his role at Telstra, Hansen spent three years as sales director for Telco and Service Provider Operations at Cisco Systems. Before joining Cisco, he was with Ericsson for eight years. He began his career in IT and telecommunications in the Royal Australian Army Signal Corps before moving into private enterprise.</p>
<p>"Businesses are now more than ever taking advantage of technology to streamline their operations. As enterprises focus more on mobility, Symbol is the perfect company to help them realise new competitive advantages. I am delighted to join Symbol during this exciting time, and look forward to helping Symbol's customers to do business better," said Hansen.</p>
<p>Hansen is based in Symbol's Melbourne office. He holds postgraduate qualifications in Engineering (Telecommunications) from the Swinburne Institute of Technology.</p>
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<p>About Symbol Technologies Pty Ltd - Australia and New Zealand
Symbol Technologies Pty Ltd, Australia and New Zealand (“The Company”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. based Symbol Technologies Inc (NYSE: SBL). Established in 1990, Symbol Technologies - The Enterprise Mobility Company™, delivers solutions that capture, move and manage information in real time, from the point of activity to the point of decision. Symbol solutions integrate advanced data capture technology, ruggedised mobile computers, wireless infrastructure, enabling software and high-ROI applications from our business partners and Symbol Enterprise Mobility Services. Symbol enterprise mobility solutions increase business productivity and velocity, reduce costs and realise competitive advantage for the world's leading retailers, transportation and logistics companies and manufacturers as well as government agencies and providers of healthcare, hospitality and security. More information is available at www.symbol.com/australia</p>

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