Netgear has finalised its local leadership and promoted Ryan Parker to the country manager's role. The appointment follows the resignation of vice-president of Asia-Pacific sales, Ian McLean, last month.
"Ian's role was significantly greater than the country manager's role because he also covered major APAC geographies," Parker said. "With Ian moving on we've since reviewed the territory and how to work with it."
McLean's old turf, stretching from India to Japan, is being broken up into northern and southern divisions. Parker said the vendor had not determined where the two roles will be based.
Parker previously concentrated on carrier and ISP business as the director of Netgear's service provider unit. He said he was excited to have the top job locally and the chance to look at other markets.
"I haven't done mass retail for five or six years," he said. "I'm now a week-and-a-half into the role and just trying to get my head around it all again."
Parker has been with Netgear since 1999. He previously worked at Tech Pacific as a network business development manager and was also region manager for reseller and integrator, Future Group.
"Ian left the business in good shape and that means it's business as usual while I get up to speed," he said. "I want to get a feel for how it's all going, then I'll sit down with the team and we can start making plans."
McLean left Netgear in May after 10 years in the role.