Toughshield, the rugged enterprise device manufacturer, has appointed two new country managers and a pre-sales engineer as it continues to expand its operations across Europe and into North Africa.
Arnaud Fessard becomes country manager for France, Iberia and North Africa and Giuseppe Luchesa is to be country manager for Italy and will also support Arnaud Fessard in Catalonia; both report to Stig Hansen, commercial director.
Arnaud Fessard will also be supported by Patrice Deniau, who joins the company as pre-sales engineer to provide technical support to customers and application partners during all stages of the sales process.
Fessard joins from Honeywell where he was vertical sales manager for France and Iberia having originally joined Metrologic in 2002 (later acquired by Honeywell). Prior to that he worked in sales in the construction industry in France.
Luchesa joins from Dacom Spain where he was business development manager and sales manager having previously held a number of sales and technical support roles in the mobile and AIDC markets including eight years as country manager and managing director of Psion Italy (now Motorola).
Deniau joins from Honeywell where he was project manager specialising in mobile products having joined the company when it was Metrologic. He has worked in the enterprise mobility sector for more than 20 years including spells at Datalogic and Percon Europe.
These latest hires follow the appointment in September of Holger Sponholz as country manager for the DACH region and Stig Myhre as country manager for the Nordic region.
Founded in 2010 with headquarters in London, Toughshield is a global provider of rugged enterprise devices, which offer a blend of consumer design and ease of use, combined with enterprise specific functionality and durability. These include the R500 (pictured above), a ruggedised smartphone that offers dedicated push to talk and lone worker panic buttons, dual SIM and Near Field Communication.