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Ballintine joins as part of an expansion of the WTA board of directors

Australian satellite services player, NewSat (ASX:NWT), has announced its founder and CEO, Adrian Ballintine, has joined an international group of directors with his appointment to the Board of Directors for the World Teleport Association (WTA).

The World Teleport Association focuses on refining the business of satellite communications.

Along with Ballintine, managing director of STN (Slovenia), Tomaz Lovsin, and president and COO of Encompass Digital Media (USA), Bill Tillson, joined the panel as part of an expansion of the WTA board of directors.

According to WTA, Ballintine’s appointment to its board of directors follows his recent win of the teleport executive of the year award at the 2011 World Teleport Awards in Washington DC, USA.

Ballintine has had over 30 years of global technology experience and extensive knowledge of the satellite industry.

He successfully managed a number of technology start-ups prior to NewSat and was involved in its recent acquisition of the rights to seven premium orbital slots – progressing the company towards the launch of its fleet of next generation geostationary satellites as part of NewSat’s Jabiru Satellite Program.

“NewSat has always had a strong relationship with the WTA and its dedication to Teleport operators and the satellite industry. I look forward to working closely with the board to assist the Association in providing the latest in Teleport technology, operations and innovation to members,” Ballintine said.

AVG A/NZ promotes Cole as training and business product specialist

AVG Internet and mobile security software distributor, AVG A/NZ, has promoted Liz Cole to a new position as training and business product specialist to help resellers educate its SMB customers.

Her key role will be to run reseller on-boarding and training.

Some of her responsibilities include AVG A/NZ’s recently enhanced On-Boarding framework, which quickly brings new resellers up to speed on the complete AVG product range.

Cole will also improve and distribute the selling tools and sales enablement knowledge resellers need to more easily sell and support the new AVG 2012 SMB product range – including the background information to educate their customers in the rapidly changing area of online security.

She is a seven year AVG A/NZ veteran, formerly serving as the company’s technical support team leader before taking up the new role.

Using her knowledge of the full AVG product suite and experience in onsite installation support, she aims to support AVG A/NZ resellers in their direct, trusted relationships with their SMB customers.

AVG A/NZ general manager, Sam Hendry, said Cole’s promotion is on par with the company’s aim of continually seeking new ways to provide extra value to its resellers.

“This is a key point of difference for us, and in this new role, Liz Cole will focus on expanding our proactive training and business development strategies and look for new ways to support our resellers,” Hendry said.

Jenman replaces Gob as Eaton A/NZ managing director

Diversified power management company, Eaton, has appointed Richard Jenman as A/NZ managing director for the company’s electrical business division.

Jenman replaces former A/NZ managing director, Craig Gob. Gob has returned to the US, where he has been promoted to vice-president of US sales for the electrical sector based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Jenman has held a variety of senior management roles over his 14 years with Eaton. After he relocated to Sydney in 2009 to take on the position of sales director for Eaton’s power distribution division in A/NZ, he was promoted to general manager of sales A/NZ. In this most recent role, he was responsible for the growth of the company’s power distribution and power quality sales strategy, channel partner development, customer service, and sales team management across the region.

Prior to that, he served as general manager of Eaton’s domestic business and its product development centre of excellence for telecoms product, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. In this role, he guided a team to develop mission critical network and enterprise power solutions for Eaton’s key telecom OEMs and end user customers globally.

Jenman has also held several other roles within Eaton, including director of sales and marketing based in North Carolina, USA. In this ‘start up’ role, he established Eaton’s North American telecom power group.

“It is an exciting time for Eaton’s participation in the power management business in A/NZ. With rapidly increasing energy demand, cost of supply and aging infrastructure, industries are concerned that safe, efficient and reliable power can be made available to them,” Jenman said.

He will be based in Eaton’s Sydney office.

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