Sharp Corporation of Australia Appoints Daniel Gard to National Sales and Marketing Manager – Business Solutions Group (B2B) Office and Visual Solutions

Published: 21 May 2018

Sharp Corporation of Australia Appoints Daniel Gard to National Sales and Marketing Manager – Business Solutions Group (B2B) Office and Visual Solutions

NORTH RYDE, 21 May 2018 -- Sharp Corporation of Australia today announces that Daniel Gard has been appointed to National Sales and Marketing Manager – B2B, effective 16 May 2018, replacing Greg Wallis who retired in April 2018. In this position, Gard will report directly to Hitoshi Kagawa, Managing Director of Sharp Corporation of Australia and will be responsible for directing the strategic growth and profitability of Sharp's Business Solutions Group (B2B) Office and Visual Solutions.

Daniel Gard joined Sharp in 2016 as B2B Business Manager, Business Solutions Group and in a short time was promoted to the role of Head of Marketing and Product Strategy B2B. Gard is a veteran in the industry with over 30+ years of experience. He has held a variety of leadership roles, driving the sales and marketing teams across the IT industry such as NEC, Sony, HP, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Ricoh and Fuji Xerox. His vast wealth of knowledge and expertise will be invaluable as he leads the Sharp Business Solutions Group (Office and Visual Solutions) to new levels of growth and profitability.

“Gard has greatly contributed to Sharps many accomplishments over the past couple of years” stated Hitoshi Kagawa. "He has made a huge difference through his leadership. The years prior to Gard joining Sharp, there was a decline in the business but since he joined the B2B Group, there has been a year on year growth. Sharp’s market share in the B2B segment is now showing a consistent increase and the brand is in a strong position for continual growth.”

"I'm very excited to take on this new position at Sharp within the Business Solutions Group," said Gard. "As Sharp continues to be recognised for its market leading, innovative products and solutions, I look forward to leading and working with the Business Solutions Group to enhance the brand in the market while developing sales and executing growth within the industry."

"I want to thank Greg for his service at Sharp," added Gard. "Greg’s extensive experience, leadership and strategic vision was recognised by all and lead Sharp's business to great success."

About Sharp Corporation of AustraliaSharp Corporation of Australia is a subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, multifunctional (MFD) office solutions and professional and commercial visual displays. Sharp was honored as an inaugural Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leader in 2018, recognized as one of the tech industry's most operationally sound and financially successful organizations.

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