HP appoints new sales manager for enterprise group

HP has announced the appointment of Doug Downing as the new Industry Standard Servers Business Unit and Sales Manager for Enterprise Group (EG) in South Africa, effective immediately.

Downing has been acting in this role since December 2011, replacing David McMurdo, who moved over to the ESSN Country Manager role.

In his new role, Downing’s responsibilities include driving sales of the ESSN business at HP South Africa, balancing revenue across the division’s three revenue streams as well as growing the relationship between HP and the channel.

Downing began his HP career in what is now known as PPS (Printers and Personal Systems), which was called PSG at the time, as Category Manager for Value Segment, in February 2009. He joined ESSN Direct Sales in July 2010 as a Volume Direct Sales Specialist where he successfully developed and grew his customer base.

“I would like to congratulate Doug on his official appointment and wish him every success in driving the ISS Sales Team,” says Frank van Rees, Managing Director, HP South Africa.

Downing is a member of the EG management team and will report directly to van Rees.

HP’s premier Europe, Middle East and Africa client event, HP Discover, takes place Dec. 4-6 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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HP appoints new sales manager for enterprise group