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D-Link names new head for UK and Ireland

D-Link has promoted Paul Routledge to the position of the company’s country manager, in the UK and Ireland. His nomination is expected to help develop new channels to market and his extended responsibilities will also include post sales and service delivery.

D-Link is currently growing its cloud enabled smart solutions and market share for business wireless and switching IP surveillance solutions, it says.

The appointment of Routledge is effective immediately and he will be based at D-Link’s European Head Office in London, reporting directly to Sales and Marketing Director Southern Europe and UKI, Luigi Salmoiraghi.

Routledge joined the company over five years ago and worked for the European Business Development and later accepted a role of Sales and Marketing Manager for the UK and Ireland in 2014. Additionally, he has over 20 years of experience of channel development in the UK and across Europe. In the past he held a number of different positions including Business Development and Channel Sales management roles with vendors and distribution partners such as CCI Distribution, Adaptec and Eurologic Systems.

“This is a more expansive role for Paul with a strong focus on bringing quality products to the market via D-Link’s channel partner community. Paul will look to capitalise on his experience and lead the UKI team in achieving further growth, while developing new business opportunities and partnerships,” says Luigi Salmoiraghi.