SYDNEY, Tuesday 7 February: Today, Canon Australia is proud to announce the appointment of Kaaren Lewis to the role of General Manager of Sales for Canon Business Services. In what is deemed to be an industry coup Kaaren brings 20+ years of sales and business management experience, skills and relationships within the ICT industry to the role at Canon Australia.
Kaaren has a strong background across software, hardware and services in both vendor and the channel community within Australia & New Zealand. Her background encompasses skills across sales, marketing, business development, strategy, operating frameworks, commercial contracts, P&L,CXO engagement and all customer segments.
Ms Lewis has led large cross-functional businesses and start-up business within global organisations such as Hewlett Packard, Dell, Compaq, IBM and Insight.
Gavin Gomes, Director, Canon Business Services said Kaaren has a strong commercial business, general management and leadership background with a demonstrated ability to analyse business needs, provide vision and consistently translate these into great business results.
“Kaaren has a successful track record of developing and implementing operating frameworks, financial management, strategies and programs that drive business, improve sales and increase margins across all customer segments. We are delighted with her appointment and know she will only strengthen our business.
“We believe that with her depth of skills, experience, relationships and network across Australia, New Zealand & Asia Pacific Kaaren will greatly contribute to our success and establish a strong foundation for the future.”
Ms Lewis said she is very excited to join such a successful and iconic brand with a positive culture and wonderful people.
“Canon, in conjunction with their Group Companies, Harbour IT and Converga, has such a broad portfolio of solutions across printing, services, medical imaging and network security all the way through to BPO, mail & hospitality services, IT Managed Services & Cloud solutions.
“This makes for a great combination and enables Canon to work with a broad spectrum of customers to deliver solutions that help them achieve their business outcomes in a competitive and challenging business environment.”