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Hutchinson Networks Expands Global Presence in North America Names Howard Pavony & Chris Knight to Executive Positions in U.S.

Posted: 27th January 2015

Hutchinson Networks LogoEdinburgh, Scotland – January 27, 2015 – Hutchinson Networks LTD. (HN), a Global provider of Network Professional Services, Consulting Global Project Management & multi-vendor IT solutions, today announced that the company has named Howard Pavony, EVP of North America Sales and Chris Knight as VP of North America Consulting & Professional Services.

Pavony brings over 30 years of experience as a strategic pioneer in IT Executive Management, professional services and sales management at both public and private companies. Howard has extensive experience running all aspects of a Professional Services business and has a deep portfolio of strategic relationships with C-level Enterprise clients as well as all the major OEM strategic partners.

Pavony has led successful tenures as EVP of Sales & Marketing at Data Research Associates and served as the founding CEO of MTM Technologies and VIRTERA among others, focusing on key Professional Services as virtualization, cloud enablement, storage, DR/BC, security, mobility, Infrastructure, Strategic Outsourcing and Global Product implementation.

“I am very excited to be joining Hutchinson Networks at this important time in their Global growth and expansion. HN is a very successful and professionally run organization and I hope to help them accelerate their growth & evolution particularly in the North American marketplace,” said Pavony.  “I look forward to further developing HN’s professional services and positioning their unique capabilities as a strategic provider in the Global markets.”

Chris Knight brings more than 20 years of leadership in systems engineering, consulting, sales and professional services management to his new role as Vice President of North America Consulting & Professional Services. Knight has vast experience in the Enterprise, Commercial/Mid-Tier and Public Sector segments. Knight in recent years has been focused on building out technology Practices, professional and consulting services aimed at emerging technologies and unique business transformational challenges and opportunities. Prior to entering the Channel/professional services sectors, Knight held key consultative sales & engineering management roles at Cisco Systems, Avaya and Securelogix.

Paul Hutchinson, Hutchinson Networks’ Founder and CEO, expressed his delight at these quality additions to Hutchinson Networks’ Global Team:

“I’m delighted that Howard and Chris are onboard and I know their technical expertise, market awareness and experience as business leaders will significantly enhance our capabilities in North America. Our goal had always been to be the most customer-focused IT provider in the market and we are committed to providing IT solutions that empower our customers to achieve their business goals. Both Howard and Chris bring a wealth of experience and technical knowledge, as well as proven track records of building successful client relationships. We want to maximize our opportunities in North America and these appointments will allow us to engage with our US customers more effectively. Our aim isn’t just delivering secure and reliable IT networks – it’s providing a solution that improves our customer’s operational efficiency and makes them more competitive in the marketplace. “

About Hutchinson Networks:

With its headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland, Hutchinson Networks has quickly built a worldwide reputation for providing IT solutions that deliver for their customers – at any stage of their network’s lifecycle. This award-winning organization boasts an extensive range of products and professional services and prides itself on offering impartial, multi-vendor, customer-driven solutions. Now looking to advance their capabilities in the US and beyond, Hutchinson Networks has made these strategic appointments to further expand their expertise and ability to engage with its customers.

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