Siemon, a leading network infrastructure specialist, has expanded its global accounts team. Two well-known industry professionals have joined the manufacturer; Harry Bargus and Stephen Edwards, targeted to work with end user clients and the channel that serves them. Joining the Siemon EMEA team, they will be working with their colleagues in the Americas and Asia Pacific to support projects around the world.
Harry Bargus joins Siemon as strategic accounts manager for EMEA and will be supported by projects co-ordinator Stephen Edwards. They have over 40 years industry experience between them, having originally joined the cabling market in 1989 and 1997 respectively. Harry was previously a corporate sales manager, managing global accounts, having previously set up distribution channels and an end-user focused sales team. Stephen worked with Harry as a project manager, originally working as a network manager. His career notably began with the Ministry of Defence, working as an engineer on the Trident programme before switching to IT and retraining in network installation.
According to Harry Bargus, his move to Siemon was prompted by the manufacturer’s customer focus; “Siemon has a strong reputation for the quality of its products and systems and is also known for prioritising the customer,” he explained. “This ethos matches my own belief in support, service and delivery. With truly global coverage, unmatched technical investment and a personal standard of service, Siemon offers long term customer value – a fact consistently relied upon by our major clients.”
Stephen Edwards cites Siemon’s flat structure, family ownership and technical expertise as key factors in his decision to join the manufacturer. “Having a rapid route to the directors and technical experts makes for much faster response times on the most complex subjects,” he said. “Siemon has very high standards and the calibre of the people employed across all its territories makes for smooth and successful project delivery.”
When not busy in the IT market, Harry is consumed by his love of sport and Manchester United in particular. Meanwhile Stephen pursues his interest in photography and travel. Married with children, they explain that much of their time outside of corporate life is devoted to their families.
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance, low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning over 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions. With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry.
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