Storage and data management vendor, NetApp, has confirmed the promotion of Steve Manley to the role of A/NZ managing director.
Manley was previously NetApp’s A/NZ commercial sales manager.
He will be responsible for defining the strategy and direction of its local business.
The appointment follows the exit of Peter O’Connor, who held the position from 2006 to September last year. Since then, NetApp has been on the hunt for a suitable candidate to fill the role.
O’Connor now serves at Nimble Storage, as its Asia-Pacific and Japan vice-president.
NetApp said, in a statement, that Manley will be instrumental in driving sustained growth of the business by ensuring that it continues to deliver customised solutions that enable flexible, scalable and reliable data infrastructures.
“I’m looking forward to leading the NetApp team as we continue to work alongside our technology and channel partners to drive business success for our customers with tailored solutions that meet their needs,” Manley said.
Manley started off in NetApp in 2008 as an account executive and has worked up the ranks since then. Prior to NetApp, he was a business development manager at Avnet Technology Solutions and a managed services general manager at Trilogy.
Additionally, the company has appointed Glenn McPherson and Duncan Meyer as southern region manager and southern region professional services manager, respectively.
They will both report to Manley.
As southern region manager, McPherson will be responsible for driving NetApp’s overall strategy in the southern region.
He joins NetApp from Cisco, where he served as its regional manager. His appointment at NetApp also builds on his experience as Asia-Pacific service provider accounts account director at Genesys.
Meyer will oversee and shape the southern region professional services offering, as well as lead the regional team of data storage and management experts who work alongside customers to optimise their IT efficiency and datacentre investments.
Prior to joining NetApp, he worked as national operations manager at Thomas Duryea Consulting.
“Glenn and Duncan possess qualities will lend well to determining not only how NetApp meets the current needs of our customers in A/NZ, but also ensuring we are leading the way towards the opportunities of tomorrow,” Manley added.