Virtualisation provider VMware has appointed Paul Harapin as vice president for business development and cloud for APAC and Japan (APJ), the company announced. Harapin was VMware’s VP and managing director for ANZ and moves into the newly created role effective immediately. Taking Harapin’s place is Duncan Bennet, newly appointed VP and general manager in ANZ. Bennet most recently served as VMware’s director of sales, commercial & SMB, ANZ, after joining the Company in early 2010. Both executives report to VMware’s APJ senior vice president and general manager, Andrew Dutton. According to a statement released by the company, Harapin will work on helping VMware customers move to the company’s IT as a service solutions. Bennet will take over ANZ operations. Harapin has been with VMware since 2005 and has more than 22 years IT experience in APAC and the US, beginning his career in 1989 with IBM Australia. Bennet, a Massey University graduate, has had senior leadership roles at Sun Microsystems in Australia and start-up Forte Software Corporation.