November 8, 2012
Motorola Solutions appoints new GM of government and public safety for Australia and New Zealand
MELBOURNE, Australia – November 8, 2012 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) has appointed industry stalwart Paul Thompson to the role of General Manager for Government and Public Safety, Australia & New Zealand. Thompson was appointed after Michael N’Guyen moved to the role of General Manager of Sales & Distribution.
Thompson will be responsible for leading the business to deliver mission-critical solutions to its range of Federal and State government Agencies and public safety customers across Australia and New Zealand, which include The Western Australia Police (WAPOL) and Victoria’s Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) among others.
“Our local team will benefit greatly from Paul’s experience in developing and delivering national, regional and industry specific communications network projects for Federal and State governments, as well as his work throughout the private sector,” says Gary Starr, Managing Director, Motorola Solutions Australia and New Zealand.
“He brings deep industry expertise and understands the critical factors that underpin success in customer relationship management and the development of complex, multi-disciplinary projects.”
Thompson has more than 15 years’ experience in the management and sales of network infrastructure, applications, customer premises equipment and professional services for carriers, enterprise and government.
His most recent role was with Leighton Telecommunications’ services subsidiary, Visionstream.
Prior to this he spent a decade with network products and services business, Juniper Networks. Thompson has also served Siemens Information Communications and was a general manager with engineering constructor, Lend Lease.
“My experience across the communications sector has convinced me of the significant role that Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless, applications and IP technologies will play in the government and public safety arenas,” says Thompson.
“Motorola Solutions has always been a major part of the fabric of public safety in Australia and New Zealand, and is globally leading the introduction of these transformative technologies.
This represents opportunities for our local customers and partners to benefit from raising safety standards, lowering costs and, most importantly - protecting and saving lives through mission critical communications.”
Read Paul Thompson's biography here.
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