Alan Laing Joins Acronis as Vice President EMEAWoburn, MassachusettsMay 24, 2012
Enterprise business executive brings over 20 years’ experience driving growth at enterprise organizations in Europe to Acronis
Woburn, MA, 23 May 2012 – Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, has appointed Alan Laing as Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Laing brings over twenty years’ experience of building teams and driving growth within European business units of enterprise focused global organizations including Avaya and Oracle.
Mr. Laing will be responsible for developing the Company’s European sales and channel strategy, leading the EMEA management team and driving overall growth in the region. Based out of the Company’s UK office in London, Mr. Laing will be responsible for driving business across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia.
Mr. Laing joins Acronis from Avaya, a global leader in business collaboration systems, software and services, where he served as Area Vice President of Western Europe.
Prior to Avaya, Mr. Laing was Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Portal Software, a supplier of billing and customer management solutions for the telecommunications industry. Before Portal Software, Laing was CEO at Mediasurface plc. From 1994 to 2000 Laing assumed several senior management roles at Oracle, most recently as Vice President of Operations EMEA.
Laurent Dedenis, President and General Manager, Sales & Marketing at Acronis, said: “Acronis has great opportunities ahead. The current traction we have gained with our optimized next generation backup and recovery solutions in the virtualization market is just the beginning. Alan brings a depth of experience to the established team in EMEA that will take Acronis to the next phase of growth. As Acronis matures, Alan’s enterprise leadership experience will provide focus and emphasis to Acronis operations in EMEA.”
“Acronis is a company with a great opportunity matched only by its huge ambition for success. I’m looking forward to taking the EMEA business forward, to supporting more than 12,000 Acronis channel partners across the region, and meeting the needs of our customers across Europe and beyond with innovative market leading solutions,” said Mr. Laing.
Mr. Laing graduated from Edinburgh University, and before beginning his business leadership career in enterprise software, Mr. Laing practiced as a lawyer in Europe and Asia.
Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.
Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.
The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.
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