Microsoft gains new Australian retail head

Microsoft gains new Australian retail head

Andy Coughlin to boost the drive of Xbox and home office product lines through retail.

Microsoft has a new retail head freshly imported from its US operations.

Andy Coughlin comes to the role of retail sales director, Entertainment and Devices Division following 10 years experience with Microsoft in the US. His prior role was as group manager responsible for US distribution and partner marketing, as well as business development in the software giant’s headquarters.

In his new role, Coughlin will look after the Xbox 360 console and games, Xbox LIVE services, PC hardware peripherals and office software. Reporting to Entertainment and Devices Division regional director, David McLean, he has also been charged with fostering relationships with key partners while driving Microsoft’s overall business.

In a release, Coughlin said he jumped at the opportunity when the role was presented to him.

“Australia is a country bristling with both beauty and opportunity. At Microsoft, we are gearing up for the biggest year yet, with the success of Windows 7, the launch of Office 2010 and entertainment products including Xbox 360 exclusives; Alan Wake, Fable 3 and Halo Reach,” he stated.

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