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Silver Peak adds four to EMEA management

Silver Peak, the SD-WAN vendor has added four to its EMEA go-to-market team.

Mike Kontowtt – Director of channel sales
James Houselander – Director of field marketing
Werner Waldhier – Country manager for the Central and Eastern Region (CER)
Pierre Langlois – Regional sales director of Southern EMEA and country manager for France

Kontowtt comes to Silver Peak from MSK Consultancy and brings more than 20 years of IT channel experience for major vendors, including Symantec, and will be responsible for driving EMEA sales and the company’s EMEA channel strategy.

Houselander joins the company from Riverbed with nearly 15 years of experience working in marketing and communication roles across the IT sector, including IBM and EMC, and will be responsible for executing the EMEA marketing strategy.

Waldhier was most recently at IHS Markit and brings more than 27 years of experience in IT with leading positions at PTC, Oracle, EMC and Sun Microsystems. Waldhier is responsible for sales growth in CER, specifically in Germany.

Langlois, who has been with the company since 2011, has been promoted and is now responsible for accelerating sales growth in France and across Southern Europe. 

Kontowtt, Houselander, Waldhier and Langlois join Kristian Thyregod, vice president for EMEA, and Allan Paton, regional sales director for the United Kingdom and Ireland (UKI), who both joined the company earlier this year.