Sharp hires sharp guy to run B2B

November 29, 2011 by Dave Haynes

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, aka Sharp, has announced Doug Albregts is its new president, responsible for driving the strategic growth and profitability of the company’s B2B business.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Doug Albregts’ skill set and industry experience join our organization and lead our business solutions strategy forward,” said Kozo Takahashi, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “We are looking to Doug to successfully expand our engagement with customers, resellers and developers and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. His customer focus, deep leadership capabilities and decisiveness will be true assets to SIICA.”

Albregts left the panel business in June of this year to join American Express. He went to AmEx from Samsung, where he was running strategy and development of the B2B and B2C initiatives, as well as marketing and sales.  Albregts has also had senior stints at Canvys and NEC.

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to help expand Sharp’s leadership in its B2B industries,” said Albregts. “Sharp is recognized for its ability to engineer the industry’s most innovative and intuitive products and solutions. I look forward to supporting Sharp’s goals of leveraging core technologies into emerging markets and aligning Sharp’s development with our customers’ evolving needs.”

Don’t know him, but liked his presentation at InfoComm. Seemed like a sharp guy, and that was a totally unintended pun.

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