Werner Heid Joins Logitech as SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing
FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 8, 2009 and ROMANEL-SUR-MORGES, Switzerland, Feb. 9, 2009 — Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced that Werner Heid, age 49, has joined the company as a senior vice president, responsible for worldwide sales and regional marketing. Mr. Heid assumes the executive management responsibility for Logitech’s retail sales in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, as well as for worldwide sales to OEM customers. He reports directly to Gerald P. Quindlen, Logitech president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Heid brings to Logitech a wealth of experience as a senior executive in high-technology companies. Mr. Heid served for five years as the president and chief executive officer of Iomega Corporation, the provider of consumer and small-business data-storage solutions. Before joining Iomega, Mr. Heid was the executive vice president of global sales and marketing for InFocus Corporation, a leading supplier of multimedia projection systems for consumers and business. He joined the company when InFocus acquired Proxima Corporation, where Mr. Heid served as president. Prior to taking on his leadership role at Proxima, Mr. Heid was with Hewlett-Packard Corporation for twelve years, in both Europe and the United States. At H-P, he led the business definition and the successful global market launch of the company’s All-In-One and color copier product businesses.
“I am delighted to have Werner Heid join Logitech to lead our global go-to-market organization,” said Jerry Quindlen. “Werner brings an outstanding background to Logitech and a proven track record for achieving growth, focusing on customers and building market share in a variety of businesses, cultures and geographies. He has a broad understanding of the consumer electronics business and we believe will offer a tremendous contribution to our leadership team.”
A native of Germany, Werner Heid holds a masters degree in electrical engineering from University Karlsruhe in Germany.
Logitech is a world leader in personal peripherals, driving innovation in PC navigation, internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control, gaming and wireless devices. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).
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