REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 28, 2009--
Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart
made simple™ computing accessories, today announced the appointment
of Greg Avera to the new role of Vice President of US Sales at
Kensington. Avera reports to Christopher Franey, President of Kensington
Computer Products Group, a division of ACCO Brands Corporation.
Most recently, Avera held the position of Director, World Wide Business
Development, Outsourced Sales and Marketing at Everything Channel,
located in New York. Everything Channel publishes CRN and VAR
Business, hosts industry events (Xchange, RetailVision), and offers
channel partner recruitment, onboarding, and management services to IT
From 2004 until 2008, Avera was with ViewSonic Corporation in several
roles, including General Manager of its Wireless Division and head of
U.S. sales and sales operations. During his tenure at ViewSonic, Avera
significantly expanded the company’s channel infrastructure and
sustained revenue growth across all products, helping the company reach
more than $500 million in annual sales.
In 2001, Avera joined D-Link Corporation as Vice President of US Channel
Sales, where he led and managed inside and outside sales teams for this
provider of Ethernet and wireless networking products.
In 1996, he joined ViewSonic for the first time and held a variety of
positions, including global account management of Dell and HP, before
being promoted to Director of Business Development. He also led
ViewSonic's enterprise sales team. Early in his career, Greg worked for
Tech Data Corporation as a sales trainer.
“Greg brings a wealth of experience in senior executive management
positions, and a proven track record in sales, business development and
channel leadership to Kensington,” said Franey. “He’s a solid leader who
is equally capable of providing strategic vision and tactical execution,
and is known for his consensus building, leading by example and
developing highly motivated teams. We’re delighted to welcome him to
Avera is a graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
smart made simple (www.kensington.com)
Wherever technology takes you, personalize it with Kensington, a
worldwide leader in smart made simple computing accessories.
Kensington makes smart, intuitive, and stylish computing accessories for
notebook, netbooks and desktop computers, MP3 players, iPod and iPhone.
Kensington’s offering of products range from notebook security locks,
power adapters, mice, keyboards, universal docking stations, desktop
accessories, and carrying cases. Kensington Computer Products Group,
headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, is the technology division
of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ABD), a world leader in branded office products,
with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For
more information, visit the Kensington web site at kensington.com or
call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.
© 2009 Kensington Computer Products Group, a division of ACCO Brands.
All rights reserved.
Source: ACCO Brands
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