As part of an ambitious and targeted strategy to become one of the leading POS & Auto-ID distributors in Europe by 2019, Danish broadliner and sparepart specialist EET Europarts has hired Richard Grégoire as its EMEA Director to accelerate the execution.
A string of acquisitions over the past year has consolidated EET Europarts' position as one-stop-shop distributor in the POS & Auto-ID business. The company distributes a wide range of the most important and largest brands in the POS industry, and EET Europarts' total POS & Auto-ID assortment today includes products, equipment and systems for POS, AIDC, RFID and mobile solutions. The product range is targeted at retail shops and chain stores, medical and healthcare, warehousing, transport, logistics and industry in general.
"I am exceedingly pleased with the development of our POS & Auto ID business over the past few years", says Group CEO John Thomas, EET Group. "We have accumulated rich experience in the business, and we have achieved significant organic growth as well as acquisitive growth with four acquisitions in 2016 alone." To continue growing the POS & Auto-ID business and scaling the success, EET Europarts has chosen to engage Richard Grégoire, an experienced EMEA Director to be heading the development of the POS & Auto ID business going forward.
"The appointment of Richard as EMEA Director for our POS & Auto ID business brings us a wealth of experience in the POS & Auto ID industry. Richard joins our company from ScanSource Europe where he most recently held the position of VP Sales Europe POS and Barcoding Division. I am delighted to welcome him into this key role at EET Europarts, as we continue to grow", adds John Thomas. Richard Grégoire joins EET Europarts as an expert in distribution and selling solutions through channel partners to customers across EMEA. He has 17 years of experience in B-to-B. He is highly experienced in developing and implementing business strategies, as well as building strong and performing sales teams.
"I am really impressed with the results achieved by EET Europarts, within the POS & Auto ID business over the past 3 years. An impressive organic growth and several acquisitions underlines the company's commitment to become one of the leading POS & Auto-ID distributors in Europe", says Richard Grégoire, newly appointed EMEA Director, POS & Auto-ID at EET Group, and he continues: "I look very much forward to be heading the ambitious POS & Auto-ID sales team European wide. At EET Europarts we are able to offer installers and integrators a wide range of comprehensive value-added services in the form of support and counselling for the design, procurement and management of their POS & Auto-ID projects, and that is exactly what the professional customers demand." As a French national, Richard will be based in France. Also as part of the development of its POS and Auto-ID business, EET Europarts has added the YouJie low-end scanners from Honeywell to its portfolio. YouJie scanners are available through EET Europarts POS and Auto-ID businesses in Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt/a>, Finland, France, Germany/a>, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
American multispecialist ScanSource has announced new leadership for its Worldwide Barcode, Networking and Security segment with the appointment of two seasoned channel executives to the role of Worldwide Co-President. Paul Constantine and Tony Sorrentino will provide strategic vision and leadership for the segment on a global basis. In addition to their worldwide leadership positions, Mr. Constantine and Mr. Sorrentino will hold dual roles in the Company, with Mr. Constantine continuing to serve as President of the ScanSource POS and Barcode business unit in the US and Canada and Mr. Sorrentino continuing to serve as President of the ScanSource Networking and Security business unit in the US.
Mr. Constantine joined ScanSource in 1999, where he held merchandising leadership positions in the POS and Barcode business unit. He then assumed the role of Vice President of Solutions and Services, where he provided strategic growth and leadership for the Company's value-added service offerings for resellers, across all sales units. He also served as Vice President of Merchandising for ScanSource Security before taking on his current role of President of ScanSource POS and Barcode, US and Canada. Mr. Constantine was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), an organization dedicated to promoting and connecting the Point-of-Sale technology ecosystem. He also serves on the Board of Directors of AIM North America, a premier source of industry support for the automatic identification and mobility (AIM) market.
Mr. Sorrentino has been with ScanSource since 1999 and with the ScanSource Security business since its inception in 2004. He has more than 16 years of technology distribution experience and previously served as Vice President of Merchandising for ScanSource Security, where he was instrumental in developing the company’s line card to include the industry's leading networking and physical security manufacturers. Prior to joining the Networking and Security business unit, Mr. Sorrentino served in merchandising leadership roles for ScanSource POS and Barcode in the US.
Mr. Constantine and Mr. Sorrentino will report to Mike Baur, CEO, ScanSource.
Buck Baker, who formerly served as President of Worldwide Barcode and Security, has been named President of Worldwide Communications and Services, where he is responsible for the worldwide leadership and management of the ScanSource Catalyst and ScanSource Communications business units in the US, Europe and Latin America, in addition to the Company's services offerings. Mike Ferney, formerly President of Worldwide Communications and Services, has been named Innovation Architect for ScanSource. In this newly created role, Mr. Ferney will develop the processes and structure behind the Company's innovation engine. Mr. Baker and Mr. Ferney will continue to report to Mike Baur. "We are very fortunate to have such an established team of leaders at ScanSource. Their level of experience, knowledge of the business, and depth of relationships are instrumental to the continued growth and success of the company", said Mike Baur, CEO, ScanSource. "I am proud of their dedication to the company, as they continue to drive our business and growth strategies.". In the EMEA region, ScanSource is present as three divisions : ScanSource POS and Barcode (offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy/a>, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain/a> and the United Kingdom), ScanSource Communications (offices in Belgium, France, Germany and the United Kingdom) and Imago ScanSource (offices in France, Germany and the United Kingdom).
Scansource acquires Intelisys
American POS, network and telecom VAD ScanSource has unveiled a definitive agreement to acquire Intelisys Communications, a distributor of business telecommunications and cloud services. With 2015 gross commissions of €108m, Intelisys distributes services for the main telecom carriers, cable companies, cloud services providers and technology partners through channel sales partners. ScanSource thus broadens its capabilities by entering the telecom and cloud services market with the acquisition of Intelisys. In the United States, small and medium-sized businesses spend an estimated €135B on telecom services. Approximately 10% of this market is currently served by the indirect channel, creating a large and growing addressable channel market for Intelisys and its sales partners. In addition, the market dynamics favor Intelisys' two-tier services-based business model with an expected growth of business opportunities for the indirect channel. With this acquisition, Intelisys' sales partners are better positioned to capture this benefit and have the potential to grow faster than the market. Craig Schlagbaum, Vice President of Indirect Channels for Comcast Business, added, "This next transformation of the channel is clear evidence of evolving end-user needs, as we begin to see the bundling of hardware and software with network and cloud. As our largest ‘Master Agent’ partner, Intelisys has been instrumental in helping Comcast Business build a scalable channel. With the combined strength of Intelisys and ScanSource, we expect outstanding customer and partner opportunities to result from bridging these two channels."
Intelisys provides agents and value-added resellers (VARs) with an extensive portfolio of services, support and enablement tools to sell cloud and connectivity services. The acquisition accelerates Intelisys’ ability to extend this successful model to the ScanSource VAR community. ScanSource VARs will gain access to Intelisys' robust portfolio of carefully selected, highest-quality connectivity and cloud services offerings, as well as the tools and platforms that help partners build recurring revenue streams.
Under the agreement, the all-cash transaction includes an initial purchase price of approximately €75.4m, plus earn-out payments based on earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) over the next four years. Intelisys has demonstrated double-digit growth of net revenues and EBITDA, which is projected to continue during the four-year earn-out period. For the first full year after closing, Intelisys’ net revenues, which reflect gross commissions less payments to sub-agents, are estimated to total over €30.7m with a 45% to 50% estimated EBITDA margin.
"Intelisys is unmatched in the master agency space, and their two-tier model is an ideal fit with our culture and way of doing business. We are entering a high-growth, recurring revenue business that is complementary to our current business and represents a compelling opportunity for our VARs", said Mike Baur, CEO, ScanSource. "Since our founding nearly 25 years ago, ScanSource has effectively taken complex market opportunities and created avenues for customers to be successful. Acquiring Intelisys and their immense expertise and talent will be instrumental in helping our combined sales and supplier channels build on that success."
Founded in 1994 and based in Petaluma, California, Intelisys operates in the United States and has approximately 120 employees, more than 130 supplier partners, and over 2,400 sales partners. Last year, Intelisys was named one of the Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America by Entrepreneur Magazine for its growth, sustainability and ability to achieve lasting success. The experienced Intelisys management team will remain in place, including Co-Founders Rick Dellar and Rick Sheldon, and Co-Owner Dana Topping. Jay Bradley will continue to serve as President of Intelisys, and his senior leadership team will also remain in place. Upon completion of the transaction, Intelisys employees will join the Worldwide Communications and Services segment of ScanSource. "Intelisys' driving mission has always been to enable the growth and success of our sales partners. ScanSource shares that same set of core values. Our commitment will only be strengthened as we become part of the ScanSource team", said Rick Sheldon, Co-Founder of Intelisys. "This is an exciting time for the channel as VARs and telecom agents converge. Together, we believe ScanSource and Intelisys will become the ultimate channel company as we offer an unparalleled experience in the cloud and telecom space, including fully connected solutions for our partners."/p>
The acquisition is expected to close in the quarter ending September 30, 2016, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and receipt of regulatory approvals. Prior to the close, ScanSource and Intelisys will continue to operate as independent companies.
AIDC and POS specialist ScanSource POS and Barcode (which owns offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom) has hosted its 2016 ScanSource Partner Conference in Malta in early June. The annual conference brought together nearly 200 attendees, including ScanSource executives, vendor and reseller partners in a unique, forward-looking industry event. The conference, sponsored by Zebra, Honeywell and Datalogic, gathered channel experts for three days of networking with the aim of fostering industry dialogue around current and future trends. Taking place in sunny Valletta, guests had the chance to enjoy the Maltese views with a guided tour of the city or a boat cruise around Valletta Grand Harbour.
The agenda featured a series of sessions discussing new trends and key developments in fundamental industry software, with a particular focus on the challenges and opportunities around the Internet of Things. Attendees also engaged in a dynamic vendor panel discussion led by the conference sponsors, who shared best practices and insight for resellers looking to grow their business.
Speaking at the event, ScanSource POS and Barcode Europe's President, Maurice Van Rijn, provided an update on the company's latest services and tools, and the continued efforts to enhance existing tools, such as Showpad and PartnerPAD. Van Rijn also emphasized the importance of the continued investment in training and support offerings for resellers. He concluded, "last but not least, ScanSource's people are the most important thing to us. Employees who are highly qualified and dedicated to service are what makes us different from our competitors."
ScanSource provided an overview of its enhanced sales structure with the appointment of five regional sales directors for its Europe business. The regional sales director has responsibility for the leadership of the region including the inside sales team and business development representatives, so that resellers have convenient access to trusted advisors and partners that can help them focus on their specific region and growth strategies. Frank Willemse will serve as the regional sales director for Benelux and the Nordics; Darren Pitt for the UK; Viktoria Zelenska for Eastern Europe; Thibaut Delberghe for Southern Europe; and Petra Schnitzspahn for the DACH region. All sales directors will report to Richard Gregoire, vice president of sales, ScanSource POS and Barcode, Europe.
SATO, a provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, has signed an agreement with AIDC and POS specialist ScanSource to provide resellers across Europe with complete value-added automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and point-of-sale (POS) solutions.
"We are committed to supporting the channel, and this new partnership will enable us to expand our reach to resellers throughout Europe, providing them with access to the full line of innovative SATO barcode printer solutions", commented Neil Batchelor, General Manager, SATO Europe. "To safeguard the interests of our customers, SATO's high standards dictate that the product range must be supported by experienced and knowledgeable sales and technical teams and we feel that ScanSource is a trusted partner that possesses these strengths."
SATO barcode printers will be available from the ScanSource POS and Barcode unit, which provides AIDC and POS solutions to the reseller community through its teams in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.
"SATO has an extensive history of providing innovative solutions that enhance users' business efficiency", said Marcus Ollenbuttel, Vice President of Merchandising, ScanSource POS and Barcode, Europe. "They have long been a partner of ScanSource in the United States, and we are pleased to now be offering these solutions to our reseller partners in Europe."
ScanSource POS and Barcode Deutschland
ScanSource POS and Barcode Deutschland
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Sr. Glen Baker
Año de creación : 2002
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Telefonía (analógica, RDSI, móvil)
Terminales de venta e identificación industrial
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