G&D North America Announces Expansion Plans

G&D North America Announces Expansion Plans

German-based KVM supplier G&D announced plans to expand its presence in the US under the banner of its G&D North America Inc. subsidiary by moving its US headquarters this spring from its current location in Burbank, California to Houston . It also announced several promotions and new hires in a reorganization that it expects will help it achieve its goal “to revolutionize the KVM market in the Americas, with the goal of becoming the preferred partner of KVM solutions for the control room market .”

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The G&D North America team is currently led by President and Managing Director Jon Litt, who is responsible for developing the regional corporate strategy and establishing, developing and managing all activities across the Americas.

Jerrie Anderson, as Executive Director of Sales, is building and managing a new structure for the G&D North American sales team and Antoinette Mata, as Director of Operations, manages all operations, human relations and business analysis and planning throughout the Americas . Karl Johnson will provide product, engineering and training support to the team as Director of Engineering and serve as the Americas Product Management Representative.

The company also made several new hires and staff moves, including:

Recently promoted to Director of Business Development for Broadcast & Entertainment, North America, Craig Abrams has now expanded his regional responsibilities throughout North America, working with end users, consultants and key reseller integration partners; Steven Cruz is the new Director of Business Development for Mobility in North America and will support end users and consultants within the mobility space for air traffic control, traffic, rail and maritime operations; Carlos Mira was recently promoted to Director of Sales, Latin America (LATAM); Pat Hart, Regional Channel Sales Manager for the US West region, will focus on that region as well as Canada; Andy Cooper, now Senior Field Applications Engineer, will specialize in providing both pre-sales and post-sales system design and technical support, and Daisy Torres, recently promoted to sales operations specialist, will handle order fulfillment for both the reseller partners and the GDNA team management.

New focus on industry, mobility, M&E and government
“In our new strategic vision, we will focus on and build our capabilities within the industrial automation, mobility, broadcast, entertainment and government markets,” Litt said. Industrial automation will include manufacturing, process control, energy/oil and gas, power generation, utilities and telecommunications.

The company says it will also expand its presence in the mobility market, including air traffic control (ATC), traffic management, rail and maritime market sectors. G&D’s broadcasting and entertainment sector will continue to grow and maintain a strong focus.

Another important market is the government which has a particular need for security. “Our products are some of the safest in the industry,” Litt said. “Therefore, obtaining government certification is a top priority for G&D North America, Inc.”

New American home base
The move from Burbank to Houston illustrates G&D North America, Inc. ‘s intention to expand its focus beyond the entertainment sector. The company said its new location “will provide an efficient environment to support its regional operations, in addition to providing a highly effective facility from which to conduct system demonstrations, product training and solution demonstrations. The new headquarters will be a facility that the whole G&D team would be proud.”

“Our goal at G&D North America is to become an employer of choice in the industry, providing a family-like atmosphere and a culture that empowers employees to achieve their personal and professional goals,” said Managing Director Jon Litt, “The new headquarters is part of the effort to achieve that goal.”

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