NEC Australia hires Andy Hurt as executive general manager of Channel

NEC Australia hires Andy Hurt as executive general manager of Channel

Hurt will direct NEC's partner strategy across Australia

ICT solutions and services company NEC Australia has named Andy Hurt as the executive general manager of Channel (display solutions and unified communications channels).

It has also hired Steve Blunt as executive general manager of unified communications solutions and D’Wayne Mitchell as the executive general manager of shared services infrastructure.

Hurt will direct NEC's partner strategy across Australia, responsible for strengthening current partnerships and creating new ones to increase the company's footprint in the market.

He was most recently director of operations with Avaya Australia & New Zealand. Prior to that, he held a number of roles within Avaya including sales director, acting country managing director, director of Channels and marketing director as well as having been the marketing manager for small and medium business systems for Asia Pacific.

Hurt, who has 25 years experience in the industry, has also worked at Honeywell, 3Com.

While Blunt will lead the unified communications business covering ICT outsourcing, NEC’s multi-vendor maintenance and support services business, contact centre and data networking products.

Blunt has previously held senior roles at IBM and Lotus and was regional director for Cisco services in Australia and New Zealand. He is also the former managing director of global strategy and operations for Cisco based California.

Mitchell will lead NEC’s National Operations Centre, Technical Assistance Centres, NECare field service organisation, and its research and development team based in Melbourne.

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