Siemon, the global network infrastructure specialist, has promoted Iyer Sivakumar, (Siva), to sales manager for the extended region of Middle East and North Africa.
Following (three) very successful years growing Siemon’s business in the Middle East Siva will now drive the business forward across the whole region.
In this newly created role – which recognises the economic importance of the Middle East and North African region, Siva will be supported by business development manager, Prem Rodrigues and technical manager Narender Vasandari providing local technical support.
Siva joined Siemon in December 2008 from a Dubai-based online networking distribution company where he specialised in structured cabling and was responsible for UAE, Upper and Lower Gulf and KSA.
Since joining Siemon he has expanded the company’s channel in the Middle East, recruited a number of partner companies to join Siemon’s Certified Installer programme – as well as working with value added resellers (VARs). He has also worked hard to increase consultant and end users relationships in the IT and networking markets all over ME.
Appointing Siva to the new regional role, Steven Foster – managing director EMEA with Siemon said “Siva came to us with a great pedigree and has made a massive impact to our Middle East business – we’re now looking forward to him using his perfect mix of skill and market understanding to continue this throughout the region.”
Siva is married with three children and, as well as a busy family life, enjoys reading, walking and movies.
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance copper and optical fibre network cabling solutions. With offices and partners throughout the world, Siemon offers a global service and has a reputation for delivering market leading performance with systems that maximise efficiency and return on investment.
Siemon’s products include the most comprehensive suite of copper available, in both unshielded and shielded twisted-pair, for category 5e, category 6 (Class E), category 6A (Class EA) and category 7/7A (Class F/FA) standards performance. The company’s optical fibre range includes both multimode and singlemode cabling systems. In addition to cabling systems, the company has developed specific and specialised products for network provision in both enterprise and hosted data centre environments, often partnering with other global industry leaders in delivery of complete solutions for these markets. With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.