Business management applications vendor, Sage ACCPAC Pacific, has appointed Santiago Solimei as professional services manager, based in Sydney. Solimei has been involved with business systems for more than a decade in numerous countries. After commencing his career as an assurance consultant at Arthur Andersen in Argentina, he moved to Melbourne with Moor Stephens Technology seven years ago, where he worked as a risk management and internal audit senior consultant for three years. He then progressed into IT consultancy with the organisation in London, Edinburgh and Costa Rica. Most recently he headed the Microsoft Axapta division in Melbourne for three and a half years, where he was involved with assignments in the Australian, New Zealand, Chinese and Japanese markets.
Chip maker AMD has appointed Iain Walker as OEM Manager for the Australian and New Zealand OEM and government markets. Walker joins AMD after five years as a business development manager in the OEM Microsoft Windows team at Microsoft Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from University of Technology, Sydney.
Web hosting services provider, WebCentral Pty Limited, a subsidiary of WebCentral Group (ASX:WCG), has appointed a new chief information officer, Alec Lawson, based in Brisbane. Before his appointment as CIO, Lawson had been providing consulting services to WebCentral over the past two months. Prior to that, he also provided consulting services to the not for profit sector in Queensland. Lawson spent three years as CIO of Queensland utility, Energex, and prior to that was the IT Manager at the City of Sydney during its preparation for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Lawson has also spent more than 13 years in senior IT executive positions in the UK financial services sector. During his time in the UK, Lawson was a member of the Information Systems Examination Board and an executive member of the IT Service Management Forum which developed the global IT industry service quality framework (ITIL) which WebCentral is currently deploying.
Security management solutions provider, PatchLink Corporation, has appointed Corey M Smith as president and CEO. Smith has more than 25 years of senior management experience, including roles as president and CEO of several technology companies. Most recently, Smith served as president of XcelleNet, Inc. Prior to XcelleNet, Smith served as president and CEO of Central Point Software. He has also served in the post of president and CEO of Creative Multimedia. Smith began his career at Hewlett-Packard where he spent more than 12 years in marketing and sales development for emerging markets. Smith has also served on several boards for software companies including Previo, Crystallize, WellMed and Accelent.
Supply chain software solutions specialist, Markinson Business Solutions, has appointed Ralph Hunt as its new chief executive officer. Hunt is well known in the IT industry in Australia. His most recent position was as general manager sales and marketing at CITEC. He has also held positions with IBM, Mincom and Hitachi Data Systems. Hunt, an active member of the ICT industry, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a member of the Advisory Panel of Queensland iLab.
Three Australians have been recognised in the latest awards and elections of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing), a UN-sponsored peak professional body for ICT workers.
Software developer's association, Software Queensland, has announced its new chair and committee as it heads into association's second year of representing software developers in Queensland. Founding committee member and former treasurer, Kon Kakanis, takes on the role of chair. Kakanis is director, sales and marketing for Sundata and is also a member of the ICT Industry Workgroup representing a number of key associations in lobbying to Government on procurement and industry development issues.
Business imaging vendor, Konica Minolta Australia, has appointed Frank Mellish to the newly created position of general manager, sales and marketing, Australia, based in Sydney. Mellish joined Konica Minolta in 2003. Prior to being promoted to the new position he was marketing director. Previously, Mellish spent more than a decade with IBM where he launched the Thinkpad Brand in Europe and was responsible for marketing PC products to the small-to-medium business sectors on a global basis. He also worked for CSC as the global vice president, marketing, based in Los Angeles.
Enterprise infrastructure provider, Aruba Networks, has appointed David Humphries as the country manager, responsible for the sales of Aruba for Australia and New Zealand. Humphries comes to Aruba with 20 years experience in the Australian Networking Industry. Most recently Humphries was at Avnet, where he was managing the networking arm of its distribution business. Before that, he held various sales roles at Memorex Telex, Xylan (acquired by Alcatel), Arrowpoint Communications (acquired by Cisco) and network management company, Concord Communications (recently acquired by CA).
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