Retarus Press Release:

Global Messaging Specialist boosts Senior Management:

Steve MacDiarmid appointed Director Sales Germany at Retarus

Munich, 28/07/2014 // Steve MacDiarmid has been appointed Director Sales Germany and will assume the role with immediate effect. His duties will include expanding Retarus’ sales network in Germany in order to drive growth and contributing to the group’s ongoing success. MacDiarmid will report directly to Johannes Hecker, Retarus Group COO.

Steve MacDiarmid (51) grew up both in the US and Germany. He has been in the international telecommunications and IT business for over 14 years, during which time he has developed formidable leadership skills and gathered extensive sales experience at various leading telecommunications companies. Steve’s previous position was Head of Global Sales at Telefónica Global Solutions in Munich where he was responsible for Multinational Corporations (MNC) in the automotive, media and logistics industries.

Steve MacDiarmid, Director Sales Germany at retarus GmbH

Apart from swiftly implementing the set sales targets in Germany and developing standard guidelines for strategic sales, Steve will focus on expanding the key account business in order to position Retarus as a strategic partner of cloud-based messaging services, particularly among large companies with international operations.

“Steve MacDiarmid is the ideal person to take over as Director Sales Germany. He’s an expert in the telecommunications sector who knows the managed services business and its related sales processes like the back of his hand. As the former Head of Global Sales at Telefónica Global Solutions, he has just the experience and qualifications we were looking for to fill this strategically crucial position here at the Retarus Group”, said Johannes Hecker, Retarus Group COO.

About Retarus

With its outstanding solutions and services, intelligent infrastructure, and patented technology, Retarus manages communication for companies worldwide. Retarus’ state-of-the-art technologies, highly available data centers, and innovative cloud messaging platform offer maximum security, maximum performance, and business continuity. With experience in steering information flows at the enterprise level, Retarus ensures that information is transferred securely and reliably to the right place, at the right time, in the right format—since 1992 and with now 15 subsidiaries on four continents. Seventy-five percent of DAX 30, half of all EURO STOXX 50, and 25 percent of S&P100 companies rely on Retarus services. Our long-standing customers include Adidas, Bayer, BNP Paribas, Bosch, Continental, DHL, DZ BANK, Fujitsu, Goldman Sachs, Honda, Linde, PSA, Puma, Sixt, T‑Systems, Sony and Zeiss.

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