UK Sales Director, John Ginty has stepped up to the position of EMEA Sales Director for the UK distribution business Sahara AV and the manufacturer of digital signage, software and interactive products from Clevertouch. In his new role, Ginty will expand on his successes in the UK to all manned territories and exclusive international partners across our Europe, Middle East and Africa operations. Ginty has been with the business for nine years and implemented a raft of new aspects from the customer relationship programme through to reorganising the sales team to increase efficiency and customer service.

Ginty’s latest success in 2020 was to introduce vertical sector specialists running across Enterprise, Higher & Further Education, Retail, Digital Signage, Public Health and Government where we have seen a phenomenal uptake in business.

Our colleagues would like to thank outgoing International Sales Director, Simon Chidsey for his 30 year plus service and making Clevertouch’s export business what it is today, extremely successful and growing at building at a rapid rate.

EMEA Sales Director John Ginty comments: ‘Simon has been an important part of the Sahara journey, his loyalty and dedication to growing the international business is evidenced by the significant contribution it has made to the organisation. Working for Sahara over the last 9 years with distribution, vendor and Clevertouch products has been a constant pleasure. The team, our partners and vendors have been an immensely important aspects in supporting the success we have achieved so far with our range of collaboration technologies and innovations. Recent events have started to demonstrate the true capability of our collaboration technology and software, and I look forward to the next chapter in my career working with the teams to build on the immense success the business has achieved. This is a very exciting time for Sahara Presentation Products Ltd being part of the Boxlight Group. The recent acquisition provides a step change in the depth of support and knowledge the group has internationally, we have gelled together quickly creating a coherent plan and are uniquely positioned to enhance services, introduce complimentary products and continue our rapid expansion worldwide. “We aren’t finished yet”’.

Mark Starkey, Sahara AV and Clevertouch CEO comments; ‘John has bought tremendous success to our businesses and is very much respected as a colleague and friend. With John’s experience within the AV sector working formerly with Medium AV, Matrix Display and USL AV, he’s built up a lot of trust with our customers and I know he will implement a successful strategy across the EMEA region. I’m sure the EMEA region under John’s guidance will go from strength to strength and of course, all of us at the Sahara and Clevertouch the business thank Simon for all his work’.

Ginty’s new role is to start with immediate effect.

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Published by Adam Kingshott on 22 April 2021