Don Hosmer is the new vice-president Sales Americas and general manager of G&D North America ("GDNA") effective on 1 March 2019. In making the announcement, CEO Roland Ollek stated "Don has served GDNA well for the past year in the Burbank-based position of director of Sales West, having substantially expanded West Territory sales in addition to being responsible for new major accounts in the east, showing his ability to successfully drive territorial sales expansion."
In this much expanded new sales management role, Don will take full charge of the sales operations in the Americas, while continuing to be fully responsible for sales in the West Territory, Canada and for selected key accounts. Don's highly experienced sales team includes Carlos Yanez in Miami, responsible for US South and LATAM, and Craig Abrams in NY/NJ responsible for Northeast, DC area and Great Lakes.
In his additional new role as general manager, Don is also in charge of all GDNA office operations. Don, in accepting this new expanded opportunity, stated: "I'm confident that our highly experienced KVM-oriented team will achieve great sales gains in North America in 2019, given the market leading high performing, very flexible and competitive KVM solutions delivered by our German parent company".
A long-time resident of the Los Angeles area, Don will continue to be based at the GDNA Burbank HQ office. Don's versatile broadcast, DTV, pro-AV and IP sales and marketing experience in North America spans more than two decades.