Aastra, a provider of enterprise communications technology, has appointed Hugh Scholaert and Martin Derungs as Regional Group Presidents to promote sales and customer relations at a time of rapid expansion for the company.
Scholaert, an Aastra co-founder, will be responsible for business growth and services in Western Europe (the BeNeLux, Nordic and Baltic countries, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom), the Middle East and Africa.
Derungs will be responsible for business growth and services in Central and Southern Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, the Balkans, Russia, and the rest of Central and South-Eastern Europe).
Following Aastra’s acquisition of Ericsson’s Enterprise Communications Business earlier this year, the company has significantly expanded its presence in EMEA, particularly in emerging markets.
“The appointment of Regional Group Presidents is a further step forward as Aastra looks to build its business, especially in regions offering strong growth potential, and to insure that we are close to our customers ”, said Tony Shen President and co-CEO.