EMC hires for top UK job

James Petter

EMC has announced a new country manager for the UK and Ireland in the shape of James Petter.

The vice president (VP) previously held the role of VP of global accounts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), responsible for revenues reportedly topping $1 billion (619 million).

However, it seems his two year tenure was enough to catch the executive's eyes and he has been bumped up the career ladder into his new role.

Peter succeeds Adrian McDonald who has moved over to become EMC's president of EMEA North we got the first interview with McDonald after his promotion so read it here.

His predecessor and new boss seemed more than happy Petter could continue the work he had started though.

"We have the financial strength, industry-leading cloud computing offerings and a strong product roadmap and, in James, a leader of proven quality and an outstanding history of success," said McDonald.

"Our customers' interests will be well served by his deep knowledge of the markets in which we work."

As well as seven years experience in EMC, and various sales roles for the likes of Cisco and Telstra, Petter has a military background, spending seven years in the Army.

His new role will begin with immediate effect.

This month saw EMC hold its annual EMC World conference in Las Vegas. IT PRO attended the show so click here to read all the news from the event.

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