Sharp appoints new European General Manager for growing Visual Solutions business

Sharp Europe has appointed Ian Barnard as European General Manager, Visual Solutions. Ian will be responsible for managing and developing Sharp’s Visual Solutions business across Europe, driving forward Sharp’s sales and product strategy.

Ian brings more than 25 years’ experience in strategic development at some of the world’s largest technology and electronics businesses, including Sony and Canon. He has spent 15 years in either global or pan-European leadership roles and has a proven track record of launching professional technology products; leading sales and marketing to drive profitable growth. Ian will be based at Sharp’s European head office in Stockley Park, London.

Ian joins at a time of major growth for Sharp’s Visual Solutions business, which unveiled its broadest product portfolio to date at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019. Sharp’s new products push the boundaries on resolution and integration, making Sharp a display partner for any project, from the mainstream to the highly specialised.

Ian said: “This is an exciting time to join Sharp, now that we can offer a full range of products and solutions that answer every vertical from corporate to education, from retail to transport. I look forward to building on the success of our new product portfolio, and developing strong relationships with our factories, our partners and our customers to ensure we continue to deliver engaging propositions.”

Alexander Hermann, President, Sharp Information Systems Europe, said, “Ian will play an essential role in bringing sustainable growth to our product portfolio as we continue to invest heavily in new technologies. With experienced leadership alongside our strongest ever range of products, we are in a position to assert our leadership in corporate meetings but also in new areas such as 8K.”

About Sharp Information Systems Europe

Sharp Information Systems Europe (SISE) is a division of Sharp Electronics Europe, which offers a unique portfolio of award-winning document management and display solutions to help organisations transform the way they engage with information. Sharp’s industry-leading MFPs and large production systems sit at the heart of integrated applications for digital transformation, while our display solutions include innovative video walls, digital signage displays and interactive flat panel displays for collaborative presentations. Our mission is to develop new products that support individual expression; creating life enhancing experiences that let you be original.

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