TOKYO, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Mandell, a global executive with extensive experience in computer peripherals, consumer electronics, mobility and software & services, recently joined Wacom's Executive team as the Executive Vice President Branded Business. Wacom, the world leader in the interactive pen tablet market and global pen technology leader for smartphones, tablets and notebooks, recently reorganized into strategic business units and is strengthening it´s top-leadership team. In this newly created role Jeff will run all aspects of the branded business which includes the Creative and Consumer Business Units. He will directly report to Wacom's CEO, Masahiko Yamada, and oversee a global team of over 225 professionals across the Americas, EMEA, Japan, Asia-Pacific and China that generates ~$400 million in sales.
Mr. Yamada said, "I am delighted to have Jeff Mandell join the executive team and to help us accelerate our growth and profitability. Jeff has an excellent track record of developing and growing successful technology businesses through innovative thinking, world class products, and winning go-to-market strategies."
Jeff said, "Wacom has captured the imagination of the world's top creative professionals for many years and I am excited to help expand their vision into high growth markets including 3D, Consumer, Mobility and the Cloud. I look forward to leveraging our passionate employees, dominant market position and strong technology to go to the next level."
Prior to Wacom, Jeff was President, Global Accessories for $10Billion+ Brightstar, the largest mobile distribution and wireless services company in the world (recently acquired by Softbank). Other roles have included VP Marketing Americas at Ericsson (Mobile Phones), President/GM at Arcsoft (Digital Imaging Software & Services), and GM of an Imaging Products BU at Epson (Digital Cameras, Scanners, Multimedia Projectors and Photo-ware). Prior to this he was a management consultant and held senior leadership roles in brand management at two leading multi-national consumer package goods companies.
About Wacom Technology Corporation
Founded in Japan in 1983, Wacom is now a global company with offices around the world supporting marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. For more than 30 years, Wacom has worked with the most creative people and organizations to inspire and equip them to make the world a more creative place.
Wacom's products have been used by loyal customers to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and product designs. They have also played a significant role in making technology accessible in a natural and intuitive way through pen tablets, interactive pen displays, digital interface solutions, stylus products and creative companions. These all make it possible for everyone to express their creativity in digital media, whether artists, business executives or people enjoying everyday creativity.
Wacom's interface technologies are offered as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers with Wacom feel IT technologies found integrated into the PC, tablet and smart phone products of many strategic partners around the world.
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