Tektronix Appoints Kuhnert to Vice President of EMEA Sales, Instruments Business
Beaverton, Ore., July 10, 2006 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced that Hans-Peter Kuhnert has been appointed Vice President of Sales for its Instruments Business in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In his new role, Kuhnert will be responsible for managing the sales and support of all Instruments Business products, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, real time spectrum analyzers, signal sources and video test and measuring instruments, as well as representing the company as a senior executive in the region.
Kuhnert succeeds Neil Huddlestone who moves to become Vice President of Global Channel Strategy and Business Operations for the Instruments Business. Huddlestone will be responsible for the Instruments Business’ distribution strategy, both direct and complementary, working closely with the regional sales organizations and with the product development organisations. He will also be responsible for the business unit’s sales operations strategy.
Previously, Kuhnert held the position of Sales Director for the Network Management product channel for the company’s Communications Business in EMEA. Prior to that, he was Sales Director for the Network Diagnostics product channel. In these roles, he was responsible for growing sales of Tektronix mobile protocol & wireless test equipment, and of the Tektronix Unified Assurance suite of products, in the EMEA region.
“Tektronix’ EMEA Instruments Business has grown significantly under Neil Huddlestone’s leadership and I look forward to continued success with Hans-Peter, who has done an excellent job with our Network Management and Network Diagnostics businesses in EMEA,” said Bart Freedman, Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Service, Instrument Business, Tektronix.
Prior to joining Tektronix in 2002, Kuhnert worked in Agilent’s (formerly Hewlett-Packard’s) test and measurement organization for more than 13 years in various roles. His most recent position at Agilent was Sales Director, North & Middle Europe, for the Communication Solution Group, covering Nordic, UK, France, Benelux, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in engineering in 1985.
Kuhnert also holds the position of Managing Director, Tektronix GmbH, and will continue to be based in Cologne.
Tektronix, Inc. is a leading test, measurement, and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries worldwide. With over 60 years of experience, Tektronix provides general purpose test and measurement, video test and monitoring and communications network management and diagnostic products that enable its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix’ Web address is www.tektronix.com.
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