Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced the opening of its Benelux sales and business development office. The office, located in Amersfoort in the Netherlands, represents a strategic step in the growth of Red Hat's business in EMEA.
"Red Hat is experiencing unprecedented growth in key enterprise markets in Europe, and we are investing in our organisational infrastructure to support sales and customers in these regions," stated Alex Pinchev, President, Red Hat International Operations. "Enterprise customers in the European region, such as Adecco, Credit Suisse First Boston and Oracle are migrating to Red Hat products and services and we are committed to meeting their needs with dedicated local teams."
Leading the sales effort in Benelux is Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, sales director at Red Hat Benelux. Mr. van Leeuwen has 18 years of experience in IT sales in the consumer electronics and embedded software sectors, working for Planetweb, BSDI and SCO.
"We are delighted to bring Dirk-Peter on board," said Werner Knoblich, Director, North EMEA Sales for Red Hat. "His experience in selling enterprise solutions is central to Red Hat's sales growth in the Benelux region."
For information on Red Hat products and services in Benelux, please visit http://www.redhat.com or call +31 (0)33 494 8746.
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