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GETRONICS BELGIUM REINFORCES ITS EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Brussels, 04 February 2005
 
 
Getronics Belgium reinforces its executive Management TEam
 
 
Getronics Belgium announces the strengthening of its executive management team to reinforce the brand "Getronics" in 2005, giving it a clear market position, enhancing visibility within its target group, and reinforcing commercial activity.
 
"The objective is to build a simple, transparent for everybody and streamlined organization, with clear roles and responsibilities. It's focused on the cornerstones of our 2005 strategy: global portfolio, partners, customers, market, delivery models and cost leadership initiatives", says Jean-Claude Vandenbosch, General Manager of Getronics Belgium and Luxembourg.
 

The new organization will look as follows:

 
1/ MARKETING DIVISION

This newly created division is headed by Alain Vande Kerkhove. Mr. Vande Kerkhove (43) previously held positions with Cap Gemini, SAS Institute, Oracle Belgium, Colt Telecom Benelux and Colt Telecom Group PLC.

 
Getronics' Global Alliances (Cisco, Microsoft, Dell) and partners in Security, Enterprise Content Management, Storage, Server & Network Integration, Telecom and Mobility as well as consulting firms are now totally integrated in our Global Portfolio Offering. Bruno Rignanese (46) has been appointed to manage this key Partner Programme.
 
2/ DELIVERY DIVISIONS

Getronics will clearly align it service delivery capabilities of the Business Units with the portfolio offering developed by Marketing. The 3 Delivery Divisions (Managed Services, Infrastructure Integration, Business Solutions) are responsible to deliver in a profitable way the following Global Solutions to our clients:

 

Managed Services (MS) Division: responsible to deliver Field & OnSite Network & Desktop Outsourcing (NDOS) solutions

 
Infrastructure Integration (II) Division: responsible to deliver new emerging infrastructure solutions such as Remote Network & Desktop Outsourcing (NDOS), Storage, Server and Network Integration (SSNI) including Cabling, Converged Communications, Mobility and Security
 

Business Solutions (BS) Division: responsible to deliver Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Application Integration & Management (AIM) solutions

 

These three units are headed by Jean Brausch (58), who will continue to lead the MS Division. Both Kris van Daele (42) and Daniel Demanet (46) are promoted to the level of Director. They will respectively lead the II division and BS division. Daniel Velluet (56) will continue to lead Infotechnique, a 100% owned subsidiary of Getronics BeLux, which main activity is the production and industrial management of information.

 

3/ SALES DIVISION

Frans Freson will end his long Sales & Marketing career in Olivetti/Wang/Getronics and will take on other challenges as from March 18th 2005. We would like to thank Mr. Freson for his enormous contribution and fabulous dedication during his 28 years with our company.

 

The Sales Division is organised in three industry sectors, being:

 
  1. Public Sector, combining both Belgian State and European Institutions, managed by Tiziano De Angelis
  2. Finance Sector, covering Banking & Insurance customers including our Luxembourg presence, managed by Gilbert Meskens.
  3. Industry Sector, including Industrial, Retail, Utilities, Telco & Media customers, managed by Cris Buys.
 

4/ FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION and HUMAN RESOURCES

 

Getronics' Finance & Administration and Human Resources organisations remain unchanged, headed by Marc Dick (41), F&A Director, and Luc Lemarcq (41), Human Resources Director.

 

"I'm convinced that with this simple organization in place and with the new management team in charge with clear roles & responsibilities, we made a major step forward to lead Getronics BeLux to the top 3 Belux leading providers of ICT Solutions and Services to customers, maximizing the return on their ICT investments, earning their loyalty and meeting our single objective of profitable growth", affirms Mr. Jean-Claude Vandenbosch, General Manager, Getronics Belgium & Luxembourg.

 
About Getronics
With approximately 22,000 employees in over 30 countries and ongoing revenues of EUR 2.6 billion in 2003, Getronics is one of the world's leading providers of vendor independent Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions and services.  Getronics today combines the capabilities of the original Dutch company with those of Wang Global, acquired in 1999, and of the systems and services division of Olivetti.  Getronics designs, integrates and manages ICT infrastructures and business solutions for many of the world's largest global and local companies and organisations, helping them maximise the value of their information technology investments.  Getronics's headquarters are in Amsterdam, with regional offices in Boston and Singapore.  Getronics's shares are traded on Euronext Amsterdam ('GTN').
 
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