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Fujitsu Names New Regional Sales Director - Russia, CIS & Eastern Europe and New Manager of Channel Marketing EMEA

April 03, 2009
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Wilhelm Gassner

Fujitsu Europe Limited today announced its two new management appointments: Wilhelm Gassner, Regional Sales Director - CIS States and Eastern Europe. In this capacity he coordinates the company's sales activities of Fujitsu's imaging scanner business, biometric solution and hard disk drive storage divisions across Russia, CIS & Eastern Europe. The second appointee is Enzo Capobianco, Manager, Channel Marketing EMEA, responsible for the EMEA-wide Fujitsu Imaging Channel Program, imaging channel strategies and partner operations.

Gassner, who has had a sales career spanning more than 20 years, was previously Account Manager (Global Sales) with Fujitsu Siemens, responsible for Nokia Siemens Networks, a global enabler of telecommunications services. Prior to this, Gassner was Director Business Development for BT Global Services Europe and has also held senior roles at IBM, Digital Services and Softlab. He is to be based in Munich.

"Mr. Gassner has a great track record of generating impressive sales at market-leading companies in the technology field, and we're confident that his proficiency for overseeing successful sales teams will further strengthen our position in a very important market," said Otto Hinteregger, Managing Director, Fujitsu Deutschland GmbH. "We're delighted that he's joined Fujitsu."

Enzo Capobianco Manager Channel Marketing EMEA, Imaging Systems Division, Fujitsu Europe Limited

Enzo Capobianco

Capobianco is based in London and was previously Business Development Manager, Iberia & Middle East for Vocollect Inc., a manufacturer of voice recognition solutions for warehousing applications in retail, 3PL, automotive and healthcare industries. His key responsibilities at Vocollect included expanding the company's offerings in new industries, new verticals and new applications in Iberia, building a certified channel network in emerging markets and to develop and support area sales. Prior to that, he worked at Datalogic, holding management roles in Italy, Germany and the UK.

"Enzo has a proven ability for marketing throughout Europe, and has great experience of building relationships within the channel which lead to improved sales," added Mike Nelson, Fujitsu General Manager Sales Operations EMEA. "We're confident that he will continue to develop the valued relations Fujitsu has built with resellers across EMEA."

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see:

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Europe Limited

Operating in Europe/Middle East/Africa, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a market leading provider of document image scanners for professional desktop, workgroup and high volume production environments; Enterprise SCSI, FCAL and SAS, and Mobile ATA and SATA hard disk drives; high capacity external 2.5-inch drives; KVM devices including switches, CAT-5 extenders and pull-out drawers; biometric authentication sensors as well as dot-matrix printers.Established in the United Kingdom in 1981, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global electronics giant Fujitsu Limited and has its head office in the UK as well as subsidiary offices in Germany, Italy and Spain.

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Date: 03 April, 2009