Tait team attracts top talent

Tait Radio Communications, a global leader in providing communications solutions, has strengthened its experienced Senior Management Team with two new talented members.

James Kyd joins the company in the role of Chief Marketing Officer and Arjen Maarleveld is the new Tait Global Operations Manager.

Managing Director Frank Owen says Tait Radio Communications is thrilled to be bolstering its Senior Management Team with two such accomplished executives, who will assist the company in becoming more solution-focused and help drive growth.

"We are excited to be working alongside James and Arjen with their valuable experience in the area of global technology and services businesses. James will bring passionate marketing leadership to our evolving customer-centric marketing organisation. Marketing will play an increased role in strategic business development and the importance of this is reflected in the title of Chief Marketing Officer," he says.

"Arjen brings a wealth of experience in the field of high-tech product development, strategy and business development. His skill will complement those existing staff, providing global horsepower and expertise, as we make the shift to world-class solutions delivery for our customers."

James Kyd is a top-flight marketing professional who comes to Tait from IBM in Auckland. He held the position of Director of Marketing and Solutions for growth markets (Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa) in its General Business unit.

James says he is looking forward to joining the Tait team.

"As a Kiwi who has been working in the global communications and technology industry it is just fantastic to join a New Zealand company that plays a leadership role in its industry. I look forward to working alongside innovative people who all play a part in Tait being seen as a leader in a global context. My first task has been to meet customers face-to-face at a US-based tradeshow for utilities and I am keen to better understand our target markets from the start," he says.

Arjen Maarleveld has been the Managing Director at NSI Europe for the past six years. In this role he designed and managed strategy, marketing, technology and organisational projects for high-tech companies and investment organisations.

Arjen says he's excited about the challenges that working for a global leader in designing and delivering radio solutions will bring.

"My new position will increase the focus on Tait global operations and marks an exciting development for the company," he says.

"My role will be to ensure that the execution of everything Tait does in the global marketplace results in delivered value to the customer. This fits right into the company strategy of creating world-class customer delivery."

James Kyd takes up his position at Tait Radio Communications on 31 May 2010, with Arjen Maarleveld following a day later on 1 June.

Background information:

Tait Radio Communications is a global leader in designing and delivering radio solutions which are the right fit for a variety of industries including public safety agencies, government services, utilities and urban transport providers. Across the world, users of Tait products and services are better able to protect themselves and the public, be more responsive and more efficient.

While several corporate functions are based in Christchurch, the company prides itself on its international customer base and global support network. The company works with a network of sales/support offices, dealers, system integrators and consultants that spans the globe.

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