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Two new Directors to oversee NETGEAR's Australian operations

  • 11 May, 2005 11:10

<p>Sydney, Australia (May 11, 2005) – NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR), a leading provider of easy-to-use, high-performance networking products, has restructured its senior management team, creating two new Director positions to better support its growing Australian operations.</p>
<p>Sue Ponder, who has worked for NETGEAR for the past seven years, has been promoted to the role of Director of Retail and Distribution. In the new position she is responsible for managing NETGEAR’s entire Australian reseller business, and for devising effective strategies and promotional initiatives to introduce new products to the local market.</p>
<p>“We continue to move from strength to strength in Australia, maintaining our position as an industry leader,” said Ponder. “Building on this success, I plan to develop strategies that will further grow the NETGEAR business locally, taking us into new markets and increasing our presence in the education and enterprise space.”</p>
<p>Ryan Parker has been appointed as NETGEAR’s Director of Partnerships and Services, expanding the scope of his previous position as National ISP Account Manager. Having worked for NETGEAR for over five years, Parker is now responsible for managing the company’s Service Provider and ISP business, and further growing its third party relationships. He will also oversee all of NETGEAR’s support services.</p>
<p>“NETGEAR has a great portfolio of products, and it is essential that they are complemented by a comprehensive level of support. In my new role I will expand the breadth of services offered to our channel partners and end-users, and increase the focus on our solid ISP business,” said Parker.</p>
<p>Ian McLean will still head NETGEAR’s Australian business in his role as Asia-Pacific Vice President, but the restructuring will leave the running of daily operations to the new Directors, enabling him to better focus on the strategic direction of the company.</p>
<p>About NETGEAR</p>
<p>NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of businesses and home users. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, NETGEAR’s suite of approximately 100 products enables users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. For more information, visit the company's website at www.netgear.com.au or call 02 8448 2072.</p>
<p>NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved</p>

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