Electronics company, Acer announced on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, that De Villiers Wolhuter has been appointed as the new Commercial and Southern African Development Community Lead based at Acer’s Head office in Sunninghill, Johannesburg. According to the company, De Villiers is a seasoned Sales Executive and local IT industry heavyweight.
De Villiers will not only be responsible for driving the commercial business both locally and within the SADC but also for negotiating and driving business growth across Acer’s Commercial product range, including their Chromebook portfolio.
Throughout his career, De Villiers has been involved in the IT business development space – having worked for the likes of Pinnacle and spearheading business growth in the financial, banking and insurance sectors for Bytes Managed Services, and developing opportunities for Digital Generation – a provider of custom-made ICT solutions.
“To balance a specific skill-set with the needs of this 4th Industrial Revolution of our digital age, businesses need to look beyond a list of qualifications and focus more on inter-personal know-how that can close the sales loop,” says Paul Collins, Country Manager for Acer Middle East, Africa and ROA.
“With De Villiers’s extensive experience specifically in negotiation with a focus on building mutually beneficial client relationships and his ability to effectively manage a support team, we’re confident De Villiers’ Commercial business strategy will nurture the areas we find success and grow in areas we have not yet explored.”
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