AUCKLAND, New Zealand.- July 7, 2010
- NetApp has added three new hires to its New Zealand
team, and opened an office in Auckland.
Returning to New Zealand is Grant Woodbury,
who has been appointed to the new role of New Zealand Channel
Development Manager. Woodbury is responsible for partner
development and engagement across the country.
With nearly 15 years' experience in technical
roles, Woodbury was previously a Pre-Sales Engineer with NetApp in
New Zealand from 2001 to 2006 and has spent the last five years in
Sydney as a Technical Partner Advisor with the company.
Other additions to the team are Account
Manager, Luke McGoldrick and Pre-Sales Engineer, Alex Johnson, who
will both be based out of the team's Auckland office. Luke joins
NetApp with 10 years' experience in IT business development across
ANZ with global IT vendors such as Lenovo, Apple, and Dell.
Alex has over 20 years technical IT
experience in areas such as storage, virtualization and the cloud,
and is a certified VMware sales professional.
The new Auckland hires join existing
Wellington-based members of the NetApp New Zealand team, James
Kennedy Moffat and Marc Cramer.
"Doing business with NetApp is easy and that
is why NetApp and Dimension Data (formerly known as Datacraft)
share a highly fruitful partnership. By leveraging NetApp's
innovations in virtualization and the cloud, Dimension Data is able
to provide end-to-end solution offerings to our joint clients,"
said Png Kim Meng, Managing Director of Dimension Data Singapore.
"As clients today demand solutions to increase the efficiency and
flexibility of their data centers, Dimension Data expects our
partnership with NetApp to strengthen, especially in helping our
clients maximize their existing infrastructure."
Peter O'Connor, VP and MD Australia and New
Zealand for NetApp said, "We have very talented resources in New
Zealand and these new additions will further strengthen our ability
to cover growing customer interest in our products and further
support our committed local channel partners in delivering flexible
and efficient IT solutions."
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