Retarus Press Release:
Retarus Continues US Expansion and Development
Steve MacDiarmid appointed as the new CEO and President of Retarus Inc
New York, 15.07.2016 // Retarus Inc. continues on its impressive growth trajectory. As the US market continues to be significantly important to Retarus, new additions to staff, office space, and data center developments has been added to support growing sales and operations. In addition, Steve MacDiarmid has been appointed as the new CEO and President of Retarus Inc. to spearhead further growth initiatives.
In Steve MacDiarmid, the company has found an experienced Retarus executive to take over the reins of retarus Inc., following the expected departure of outgoing CEO, Stefan Rath. MacDiarmid, whom formally headed up German Sales for Retarus, is an accomplished leader in the international telecommunications and IT industry. He comes to Retarus Inc. with more than 25 years’ experience in organizations like Telefónica Global Solutions, where he was Head of Global Sales for their automotive, media, and logistics industries within Telefónica’s Multi-National Corporations (MNC) division. At retarus Inc., he will lead all aspects of US growth and play a key leadership role in the overall strategy and direction of the company, including the strategic further development of new and existing customers.
“The ideal choice for strengthening Retarus in the US market into the future”
“In recent years, Steve MacDiarmid has made an important contribution to our sales success and our growth in Germany. We are therefore delighted that he has agreed to take the helm for us in the US”, says Johannes Hecker, Chief Operating Officer of the Retarus Group. “Steve is not only intimately acquainted with Retarus and our services, he also knows very well the requirements of the market and the needs of our customers. His many years of experience in ITC and sales and his excellent management skills make him the ideal candidate to strengthen Retarus’ presence in the American market into the future.”
retarus Inc. on an uninterrupted growth trajectory
As part of the Retarus Group, retarus Inc. has consistently recorded above-average growth over recent years —driven, for example, by an extremely successful new-customer business in the health and financial sectors. The conclusion of several substantial contracts with large international banks has played a particularly important part in this respect. As part of its expansion strategy, Retarus is also expanding its data center sites in Chicago and Ashburn, to account for the growing demand for local data processing services that conform to compliance regulations within the US.
Consulting expertise and high standards of service at a local level have always served as the basis for the company’s success in the USA. To better support these requirements, the Retarus office footprint will grow from its original, New York City office, with the opening of a new center in Secaucus, New Jersey. This new location features state of the art facilities, new high tech monitoring, and a view of New York City. Continual strong growth over recent years made the expansion of the New Jersey site necessary. The new office in Secaucus also gives Retarus an opportunity to recruit new talent, with significant additions to headcount expected in the coming months.
Since 1992, Retarus has been supporting companies in achieving highly efficient communication. The global information logistics provider with 13 branches on four continents always plays an important role where large amounts of data need to be transmitted securely and reliably –– irrespective of which communication channels, interfaces, applications and devices are required. The services are soundly based on a Global Delivery Network which includes the company’s own data centres in Europe, the USA and the APAC region, as well as fully redundant carrier infrastructure. Half of all EURO STOXX 50 companies and about 20 percent of Dow Jones corporations rely on Retarus’ services. Longstanding customers include Adidas, Bayer, Continental, DHL, DZ BANK, Honda, Linde, Osram, Puma, Sixt, Sony and Thomas Cook.