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APPOINTMENT NEWS: Seagate reorganises senior marketing team

Seagate Technology, storage solutions specialist, has made a number of changes to its sales and marketing organisation in EMEA.

Dimitri Galle has been appointed senior director of sales and marketing, branded products, EMEA. In his new position he will be responsible for sales and marketing of all Seagate-branded retail products across the region. He was previously senior manager, sales and marketing, for branded products in the central Europe region.

Prior to joining Seagate in 2012, Galle held retail sales positions at Western Digital, Logitech and a number of European technology distributors. 

Separately, Mark Whitby, Seagate’s vice president of EMEA sales and marketing since 2009, has been charged with responsibility for the company’s global distribution channel sales, developing and leading strategy and delivery of the business worldwide. In his new role Whitby leads a matrix team spread across sales, marketing, product management, pricing and finance to deliver on Seagate’s goals, in addition to working to define longer-term business planning.

Whitby has over 20 years’ experience working in the IT and communication sectors. Before joining Seagate in 2007 he held senior sales and marketing positions with Vodafone and Intel, and began his business career at ICI. 

Whitby said: “The storage market is both growing and changing rapidly and the changes we have made to our senior management team are intended to keep Seagate in the forefront of that market.

“In particular, we want to take full advantage of the huge potential we see in areas such as cloud computing, solid state drives and in the market for branded storage solutions.”