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Hitachi Data Systems expands channel team

  • 23 February, 2006 11:49

<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 23 February 2006 — Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. has appointed Andrew Heading to the new role of channel marketing manager for Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>Based in Sydney, Heading is responsible for developing and executing communications strategies for the channel and will work closely with partners to develop and execute marketing initiatives. In addition, Heading will also be involved in carrying out public relations campaigns for channel partners and producing Hitachi’s channel e-newsletter.</p>
<p>Michael Heitz, channel director, Hitachi Data Systems – Australia and New Zealand said: “Hitachi Data Systems’ business is growing faster than the storage market based on IDC figures, this result is indeed reflective of the great work of our channel partners.”</p>
<p>“Our commitment to our channel is to invest in them for growth. We will continue to invest more funds and resources into our channel as we see them as being crucial to our success. To this end, we will draw on Andrew’s experience in marketing and communications to ensure our partners have the support they need to deliver the best possible storage solutions to customers.”</p>
<p>Prior to this role, Heading was the marketing specialist for HAL Data Services, an IT finance company, where he managed promotions and incentive programs for channel partners and direct mail campaigns.</p>
<p>Heading has also worked as a marketing executive for Toshiba TEC UK Imaging Systems in the United Kingdom, where he was responsible for advertising, event management, product launches, direct mail, corporate hospitality, CRM &amp; database implementation and incentives.</p>
<p>Originally from the United Kingdom, Heading holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Leeds Metropolitan University.</p>
<p>About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems leverages global R&amp;D resources to develop storage solutions built on industry-leading technology with the performance, availability and scalability to maximize customers' ROI and minimize their risk. By focusing on the customer's perspective as we apply the best hardware, software, and services from Hitachi and our partners, we uniquely satisfy our customers' business needs.</p>
<p>With 2,900 employees, Hitachi Data Systems conducts business through direct and indirect channels in the public, government and private sectors in over 170 countries. Its customers include more than 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.hds.com.</p>
<p>About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company, with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2003 (ended March 31, 2004) consolidated sales totaled 8,632.4 billion yen ($81.4 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors, including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.hitachi.com.</p>
<p>© 2005, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. Hitachi Data Systems is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a trademark and service mark of Hitachi, Ltd. TagmaStore, Universal Star Network and Application Optimized Storage, are trademarks of Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. All other trade names, trademarks, and service marks used herein are the rightful property of their respective owners.</p>

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