Magenta Research, the recognized leader in signal extension, distribution and switching, has appointed Thierry Destombes to the position of Business Development Manager for France. Destombes will play a key role in implementing Magenta’s growth strategy in this important European market, focusing on building relationships with new and existing customers and channel partners.
Destombes has a strong sales background in the IT and digital signage sectors, most recently serving as the France/Belgium Country Manager for Minicom Advanced Systems. Prior to that, Destombes was a Sales Manager for Avocent.
Based in Vincennes, Paris, Destombes will help drive visibility of Magenta’s product portfolio via regular demonstration to end users and channel partners. As part of his mandate of identifying new sales opportunities and securing market share throughout France, Destombes will focus on increasing Magenta’s presence with system integrators; a segment that he estimates controls more than 80% of the digital signage business in France.
“We are very excited to have Thierry on board,” stated International Sales Director Rob Muddiman. “His impressive background and extensive experience in the channel—combined with our innovative connectivity solutions—will further solidify Magenta’s foothold in the region.”
Serving the pro-AV and digital signage markets, Magenta Research is the industry recognized leader in the transmission, switching and flexible distribution of multi-format video, audio and auxiliary signals over fiber and Cat-X cabling. Its product range includes AV extenders, distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers for DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, and component, composite, S-Video, audio, USB, and RS-232 signals. Magenta’s world renowned MultiView, Infinea and Mondo products are benchmarks in field reliability for 24/7 and mission critical environments, and Magenta's newly launched Voyager Series is the world's first all-format fiber optic signal distribution platform. Hundreds of thousands of displays worldwide have been trusted with Magenta in virtually all environments including commercial, industrial, government, military, residential, transport, education, healthcare, retail, hospitality, sports and entertainment.