Toughshield, the rugged smartphone provider has recruited two new staff as part of its move to become a major player in the ruggedised devices market. It has appointed Mark Davis as strategic planning director and Paul Murphy as European service manager.
Reporting to commercial director Stig Hansen, Davis will be responsible for planning and developing Toughshield's strategic goals and objectives. He will work closely with department heads to develop channel, sales and marketing strategy. Davis will also be involved in Toughshield's application partner programme.
Davis joins from Honeywell Scanning & Mobility where he was EMEA market development manager having previously held senior roles in business development and sales for Panasonic Toughbooks and Intermec.
Joining at the same time as Davis, Murphy will report to Gabriel Tran, product planning and development director. Murphy will be responsible for service operations across Europe bringing previous customer service experience from Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, Intermec and Motorola.
Toughshield has been building its management team to help meet its goal to be a leading provider of ruggedised smartphones to the enterprise market. Since May this year it has recruited Merrick Edwards, business development director; Andy Lee, channel manager; Mercedes Gilkes, business development manager and Sue Osborne as channel manager.
Toughshield was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in London, UK. The key company’s key product to date is the R500 (pictured), a ruggedised smartphone that offers dedicated push to talk and lone worker panic buttons, dual SIM and Near Field Communication. The R500 is IP67 and MIL-STD-810 rated against dust and water ingress and comes with Gorilla Glass.