|Hitachi Data Systems Names Kevin Eggleston as Sr. VP & GM of APAC
IT News Online Staff
Hitachi Data Systems, a unit of Hitachi Ltd. providing services oriented storage solutions, has named Kevin Eggleston as the new Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific with immediate effect.
Eggleston has both international experience and an excellent track record in Hitachi Data Systems, where his last position was the Regional Vice President of the Western Region in the United States.
The focus of Eggleston's new role is to continue with the growth momentum in the Asia Pacific region and provide vision and leadership to accelerate expansion of the company's revenue and market share in the region.
"I am pleased to announce one of the key leadership changes in the company. The position of the Asia Pacific head is extremely critical and requires strong, experienced global field leadership to drive the success of Hitachi Data Systems," said Randy E. DeMont, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Sales, Services and Support. "The Asia Pacific region continues to show promise and Kevin Eggleston's depth of knowledge in Asia Pacific and international expertise makes him an apt leader to drive the growth in this region. I am confident of his ability to propel Hitachi Data Systems growth plans in a continued positive direction in the region."
Eggleston said, "I am excited to embark on the new challenge entrusted to me. Asia Pacific is a fascinating region in terms of business potential and the diversity that it represents. Hitachi Data Systems has a high performance team in Asia Pacific and an amazing set of solutions that help customers to maximize return on assets, reduce operating costs and build an economically optimized storage environment. It is indeed an excellent opportunity and I look forward to driving the adoption of Hitachi Data Systems solutions in this part of the world."
Kevin Eggleston is an IT veteran with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining Hitachi Data Systems in 2005, Eggleston had served various sales and leadership positions in the United States, Latin America and the Asia South Pacific region at StorageTek and BlueArc.
Hitachi Data Systems said its former General Manager of Asia Pacific, Mark Kay, has been named as the head of the System Integrator and Alliances division of the company. He will put his experience and strategic skills to enhance relationships with select system integrators and key alliances and drive growth for the company.