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.
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.
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.