June 6, 2014
Electronic Component Industry Veteran to Head Sales in Sub-Saharan Africa for M2M Leader Telit Wireless Solutions
Brian Scott to Lead Telit Sales Efforts for Region Sub-Saharan Africa Leveraging 25-Year Experience in Europe and Africa
London, UK – October 16, 2012 – Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global vendor of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, today announced the appointment of Brian Scott as regional sales director for region sub-Saharan Africa. Scott is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and joins Telit with extensive experience in the communication and electronic components industry where he has served for more than 25 years.
Scott’s long history with cellular m2m started in 1998 with Siemens Wireless Modules (WM), becoming head of the company’s operation in South Africa in 2006. From that post he managed the transition from Siemens WM to Cinterion in 2008 and more recently the transition from Cinterion to Gemalto. Scott’s extensive experience and familiarity position Telit well to attain sales leadership in the important market region.
"Brian Scott is not only a great acquisition for the global Telit family but also a market-coup in the region" said Dominikus Hierl, chief marketing officer at Telit Wireless Solutions. "With M2M being such an incipient industry, securing talent such as Brian is not trivial matter, particularly in aggressively developing markets as South Africa."
"Telit have without doubt, positioned themselves currently to become the number one player in this market", said Brian Scott. "And going forward into the future it would be an exciting and rewarding time for anyone to be part of that momentum."
Scott joined Telit on September 25th and will manage the sales organization in region Sub-Saharan Africa reporting to Shuki Yulzari regional sales director for Middle-East and Africa.
Industry’s only pure-play m2m, Telit creates value by partnering with customers to provide expert guidance and support from concept development through to manufacturing quickly bringing ideas to market in all application areas including the new "smart" space. With service enhanced products in cellular, short-range, and satellite-navigation easily bundled through high-level software interfaces, Telit-powered m2m devices cost less to integrate, maintain, operate, and update with lower price points for bundled products and savings translating into competitive advantage at the time of sale and throughout the operating life of the customer device.