Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices Appoints CEO for North America

Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices, a leading manufacturer of DECT and IP Phones as well as broadband routers, has appointed Rod Keller as President and CEO of its North American division. He replaces Gerd Pasedag, who will return to SHC headquarters based in Munich, Germany.

Keller will lead a North American team charged with expanding the Siemens presence in both retail markets and with service providers for their cordless voice, next generation communication (NGC) and broadband solutions in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Keller most recently served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc. At Linksys, Keller was tasked with developing channel strategies and customer relationships for the consumer and small/medium business (SMB) markets, in addition to leading the global sales organization. Keller has previously served as President and CEO of Augmentix Corporation and in various senior management roles at Trilogy Software, Toshiba, DEC, Compaq, Dell and Epson.