Lancom Systems, the German manufacturer of networking solutions for the commercial and public sectors, has appointed Ian Walter as its country manager for UK and. He succeeds Mike Stephens, who left the company earlier this year.
Walter brings a wealth of experience with more than 20 years in the telecommunications business. During his career, he has held numerous positions predominantly in the wireless industry.
After a period overseas managing a wireless ISP he returned to the UK to take a position with Motorola, where he was responsible for WiMax trials in EMEA and later taking a position as senior sales manager responsible for wireless sales throughout Europe.
Following on from that, he took a position with Alvarion, to take full responsibility for the UK & Ireland business. Prior to joining Lancom, Walter steered the UK channel sales of Ruckus Wireless.
As UK & Ireland country manager, Walter will support the local Lancom partners and will be responsible for the further development of the partner landscape for distribution, specialist resellers, system integrators and carriers. In addition, he will offer direct support to Lancom partners on projects.
Peter Hoekstra, Director Sales International at Lancom Systems, said: "UK and Ireland represent the second-biggest ICT market in Europe. With Ian Walter, Lancom has hired an industry professional who will work not only with our distributors and resellers, but also with the growing number of network operators and integrators deploying Lancom network solutions in the UK and Ireland. He will provide direct local support in the marketing and application of our attractive product range."