Getac Strengthen Global Presence by Setting up New Regional Office and Adding New Sales Force in Europe

Jan 19, 2010, 05:24 ET from Getac Technology Corporation

DUSSELDORF, Germany and MILAN, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Getac, the world's third largest fully rugged computing solution manufacturer, today announced that as part of its global sales expansion plan, it has appointed Uwe Hennig as its Country Director in Germany to lead the rugged computing business development in the DACH region, including Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Hennig will operate from a new Getac sales office to be opened soon in Dusseldorf, Germany in Q2, 2010. In addition to the DACH sales operation, Getac also has named Antonio Carotenuto as its new business development manager in Italy to work closely with Getac's key partners to assist them in exploring business opportunities.

"Getac is committed to develop our rugged computing brand. Followed by the sales force expansion and move of our US office to a newer, spacious modern building in Irvine last quarter, our next step is to increase the strength of our sales management team in the fast growing countries like DACH region and Italy." said James Hwang, President of Getac Technology Corporation. "We are very pleased to have Uwe Hennig and Antonio Carotenuto to join us as part of our global sales expansion strategy. Their presence in the local market will enable Getac to provide dedicated pre and post sales service to existing customers and to attract more new customers. Looking ahead, we are well- positioned to continue our positive momentum while still providing a high level of support to our partners, clients and prospective clients."

Uwe Hennig, to be based in Dusseldorf, specialized in the area of rugged handheld business throughout his career, brings with him a proven track record in driving rugged handheld sales in the DACH regions. Prior to his new appointment to Getac, Hennig held senior management positions in some leading rugged handheld companies.

Antonio Carotenuto, to be based in Milan, spent over 17 years as the key account manager and sales team leader of the leading rugged computing company and helped to gain the position of market leadership in Italian market. Antonio's last role before joining Getac was the sales manager of a major Italian distributor for three years, holding responsible for the sales and distribution of rugged computing products including notebook, tablets and handhelds.

The increase of Getac presence in the Germany and Italy will provide quicker response times and a more accurate information portal to its existing client base when they require product or technical support, which will ultimately result in a comprehensive service for clients in European region.

For further information or to view GETAC's extensive rugged computing product portfolio, please visit http://www.getac.com

About Getac

Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC Synnex Business Group (2008 consolidated revenue 18 billion USD) was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Getac's business coverage includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged and commercial-grade rugged. Getac's strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customization and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. Apart from the rugged computing business, Getac is also involved with the design and manufacture of plastic and lightweight metal components. The acquisition of Waffer Technology in 2009 has made Getac the world's third largest aluminum-magnesium alloy producer. For more information, visit our global website at http://www.getac.com .

    Getac Global Sales Contact:

     Getac US Office
     Getac Inc.
     Tel:   +1-866-464-3822
     Email: ruggedsales@getac.com

     Getac UK Office
     Getac UK Ltd.
     Tel:   +44-(0)-1952-207-231
     Email: sales-getac-UK@getac.com

     Getac DACH Office
     GETAC Technology GmbH (Soon to be opened)
     Tel:    +49-171-654-6717
     Email:  sales-getac-DACH@getac.com

     Getac Italy Sales Contact:
     Antonio Carotenuto
     Tel:    +39-02-36539562
     Fax:    +39-02-36539890
     Mobile: +39-334-7547618
     Email:  sales-getac-Italy@getac.com

     Getac Taiwan Office
     Getac Technology Corporation
     Tel: +886-2-2785-7888
     Email (EMEA): sales-getac-EMEA@getac.com
     Email (APAC): sales-getac-APAC@getac.com
     Email (South America): sales-getac-SAmerica@getac.com

     Getac China Office
     Getac Mobile Ltd.
     Tel (Kunshan): +86-512-57367777 EXT. 5500
     Tel (Beijing): +86-10-62381104
     Email: sales-getac-China@getac.com

     Getac Japan Office
     MiTAC Japan Corporation
     Tel:   +81-3-3769-8311 # 6411
     Email: sales-getac-Japan@getac.com

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