Canon has appointed James Pittick as Director of B2B Indirect Sales, Canon UK and Ireland. In his new role, Pittick will coordinate all partner business across the B2B organisation, continuing to support Canon’s current partner network as well as identifying new partners to support the growth targets for Canon’s indirect route to market.
The appointment comes as part of Canon’s reformed B2B approach which reflects an evolving marketplace, helping customers to explore new opportunities that will improve their business.
Pittick commented: “Canon has an increased focus on its indirect routes to market and as such, I will be overseeing our continued support to help our traditional partners grow. In addition, I will be looking to identify new types of partners whose current portfolios could benefit from our technologies & services, including strategic alliance partners, software vendors and VARs. I’m looking forward to the year ahead when we will be announcing further initiatives to benefit the channel.”
Pittick joined Canon in 2008 as a Regional Sales Manager and since then he has held several senior sales and strategy roles at the company. Most recently Pittick was head of the Sales, Strategic and Enterprise Business where he was “tasked” with “engaging” key enterprises and international organisations across both the private and public sectors. James will report directly to Rob Ferris, Director, Document Solutions at Canon UK & Ireland.
Rob Ferris said: “James will use his considerable experience working at Canon to drive the strategic development of our channel sales strategy. Canon strives to inspire its channel partners, guiding them through a challenging market to realise the opportunities it offers. We work closely to share our insights and develop their businesses. James will be at the very centre of making that vision of true partnership a reality.”
We guess the quote came from the autocorrect software Ferris uses.