Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi has announced the appointment of Mark Kay as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific, effective immediately. Having worked with the organization for nearly 20 years, Mark brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new role. He will provide sales direction and leadership to the region and work actively to improve coverage, strengthen and enhance the channel strategy and leverage Hitachi's broad range of solutions to accelerate growth of the company's revenue and market share.
'Hitachi Data Systems' Asia Pacific business has experienced tremendous growth over the past two years and we are confident that Mark's leadership and strategic vision will take the business to the next level of excellence," said Randy E. DeMont, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Sales, Services and Support. "Mark will continue with our missions of building high performance teams, increasing operational efficiency, balancing performance across the region and being compliant in all aspects of our business."
Commenting on his new role, Mark said, "I am thankful of the fabulous opportunity of playing a key role in enhancing Hitachi Data System's dominant position in Asia Pacific, home to some of the fastest growing markets in the world. It is an exciting time as companies are focusing on leveraging storage technology to derive business benefits, in a smarter way. I look forward to addressing the specialized needs of our customers here and developing our relationships through the APAC region."
Most recently, Mark was the Country Manager of Hitachi Data Systems in Australia and New Zealand. Under Mark's leadership, Hitachi's ANZ business grew substantially both in revenue and profit. Additionally, Mark developed a strong, versatile team and created a solid, solutions-oriented business.