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NetApp Sales Director joins Tegile to lead DACH region
Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualised server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that channel specialist and industry veteran, Dieter Schmitt, has joined as Regional Director for DACH, effective immediately. Schmitt will head up Tegile's business and channels operations across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and will continue to expand the global footprint of the company within Europe.

Schmitt has more than 26 years' experience within the IT industry, having worked for a range of leading storage organisations. Most recently, he spent more than eight years at NetApp as Senior Director Channel Sales Central EMEA, where he was responsible for all channel activities and distribution throughout the region. This included the maintenance and expansion of existing partner relationships alongside new business challenges and developing the company's VIP Partner Program. Prior to this, Schmitt also held roles at EMC, Brocade Communications, Compaq and Silicon Graphics.

"The dynamics of the storage market are constantly evolving, with flash and hybrid storage at the forefront of this revolution. Tegile has a different approach to its storage infrastructure and architecture, and its love of customers and partners is unique within this industry," said Schmitt. "The solution that Tegile offers to its end users is a compelling value proposition. What drew me to the company is that not only does it have a complete product portfolio, it offers customers significantly more performance for just a fraction of the cost. It was particularly exciting to see Tegile featured as the only storage company in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for both All-Flash and Hybrid, which is a testament to the strength and vision of the business. I'm eager to hit the ground running and get this message out in the DACH region."

"Dieter has established himself as a leading channel expert within the industry and on numerous occasions has demonstrated his ability to run and manage successful channel initiatives and seeding programmes across Europe and the DACH region," said Paul Silver, Vice President EMEA, Tegile. "At Tegile, we are committed to our expansion in EMEA and to our partners with our 100% channel model so partners and channel programs are key for us. Dieter's experience and knowledge of the storage landscape and in building successful channel models, will be crucial to helping us continue to grow and expand our business."

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015 7:17 AM by David Marshall
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