HP appoints new HP Enterprise Security product sales manager
HP has announced the appointment of Lorna Hardie as the HP enterprise security product (ESP) sales manager for South Africa and Africa.
“Lorna will be working closely with the pre-sales and respective software teams, and more specifically with Clive Brindley, the HP Software country manager for South Africa,” says Frank van Rees, MD, HP South Africa. “Together, their goal is to ensure success for HP ESP and that the local market benefits from the sound experience and offering we can bring.”
HP’s Enterprise Security Solutions Portfolio comprises the combination of solutions encompassing over 160 products and services from HP ArcSight, Tipping Point and Fortify.
Hardie is a veteran at HP, having worked for the company for over 12 years. She brings with her a diverse and extensive career including managing the Imaging and Printing Division for English Africa, and Channel for Southern Africa. She also served as HP Networking country manager for South Africa, and more recently global account executive responsible for Nedbank and MTN South Africa.
Thompson appointed to SAIDSA
Shane Thompson, operations manager of the Domestic Alarm Division, Enforce Security Services has been voted onto the KZN coastal regional committee of SAIDSA (the South Africa Intruder Detection Services Association). Thompson was born and raised in Durban. He matriculated from New Forest High and later spent 12 years serving in the South African police services. In his spare time he plays soccer, a sport he has been playing since the age of 6. He is married and has an 8-year old son.
Hotti sales manager at Centurion
Centurion Systems has appointed Michael Hotti as head office sales manager. No stranger to the world of commerce, Hotti holds a BSc in Industrial Operation Management (with an emphasis on industrial engineering) from the North-Eastern State University in Oklahoma and has extensive experience in commercial architecture and project management, as well as key account management.
He will be overseeing the management and organisation of Centurion’s head office sales department, frequently liaising with customers as well as heading up promotion and marketing in his new capacity as sales manager.
Brand New Technologies appoints new sales executive
Brand New Technologies has announced the appointment of Etienne Basson as its new sales executive. He will be focused on identity management solutions and will serve various key roles in the business ranging from new business development, account management to bid management.
Basson started his career in the information technology sector and gained experience as lecturer, marketer, and business administrator. He became involved with enterprise IT system migrations in the international aviation sector. He gained international trade experience working in the imports and exports sector focused primarily on international banking. He was then invited to focus his efforts on managing the manufacturing of biometrically enabled IT systems for a government project. Basson joined a renewable energy development team and managed project finance, electrical engineering and procurement resources for a renewable energy project which was approved by government.
New regional MD roles for ADT
As part of ADT’s organisational transformation, Clive Humphrey has been appointed regional MD, Central Region for ADT South Africa. Humphrey has been with ADT since 2007 and has numerous years of management experience both from within and outside of the security industry. He also has training and experience in human resources, organisational development and industrial studies. He was previously MD of the Northern Region. In his new position he will be responsible for the continued focus and drive for growth across ADT’s central region.
Mike Kidson has been appointed as regional MD, Northern Region for ADT South Africa. Kidson has been with ADT since 1998 and draws from almost 14 years of management experience through his previous roles as head of department for technical and community security services in the Central Region and most recently as GM for Operations in that region. Kidson’s technical background as well as his experience within the community security space positions him well to formulate both growth and defensive strategies in his new position.
New appointment at Enforce
Jayson Weideman has been appointed national sales and marketing manager, Electronics Division, Enforce Security Services.
Smith joins Centurion
Walter Smith has recently joined the ranks of Centurion Systems in the position of external sales representative responsible for servicing Johannesburg’s East Rand and surrounds, as well as the south. His duties will include paying regular visits to existing Centurion clients, establishing relationships with potential clients, and assisting with internal sales and training at Centurion’s Jet Park branch.
An East Rand native, Walter has been active in the security industry for the past 11 years, first having cut his teeth as an installer of automation, security and surveillance equipment and graduating to a distributorship/reseller arena.
Olivier counts for Comb
Gina Olivier has joined Comb Communications as bookkeeper. She has put in a great deal of dedicated effort and is striving to maintain 100% accuracy and transparency in the company’s accounting system.
Marais GM for Comb
Siska Marais has been promoted to general manager for Comb Communications. Her appointment will add value to the company, which believes her work ethic, capability and integrity will be an example and inspiration to all members of the team.
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