NEC appoints Simon Jackson as Senior Vice President of Sales EMEA

New role unifies Strategic, Vertical and Regional Sales as NEC chases its share of the booming digital display market


Munich, 12 April 2019NEC Display Solutions Europe  has appointed Simon Jackson as Senior Vice President of Sales EMEA as the company builds upon its ambitious sales strategy across the region.

Simon has spent more than two decades at NEC and has been promoted from Vice President, Strategic and Vertical Sales EMEA. In his new role, he will lead the company’s entire sales organisation, comprising regional sales teams, as well as the Strategic and Vertical sales teams.

The new role will capitalise on NEC’s recent strong growth in the EMEA region by merging the roles of Strategic and Vertical Sales with Regional Sales. Simon will be responsible for bringing a more strategic and unified focus to the company’s sales strategy across all verticals and country markets.

Simon has unrivalled sales experience, having managed divisions and has also been instrumental in building, developing and leading teams across EMEA to play a central role in NEC’s success across the region.

He is also a highly-respected name in the industry and has recently been elected to head the board of the Digital Signage Organisation (DSO). The organisation provides a voice for Europe’s digital signage industry, providing a forum for learning and sharing best practice for signage across every industry and application.

Simon was the natural choice to lead our new, unified sales team,” said Bernd Eberhardt, President and CEO at NEC Display Solutions Europe. “Throughout his time at NEC he has consistently demonstrated the leadership qualities that this demanding new role requires. As we look to capitalise on our success across EMEA, Simon brings a wealth of experience, strategic insight and industry knowledge that will be invaluable as we look to pursue our further growth in the region.”

This is an exciting time for both NEC and the industry as a whole,” said Simon Jackson, appointed Senior Vice President of Sales EMEA at NEC Display Solutions Europe. “The EMEA market for digital signage is growing at almost 10 per cent a year, and will be worth more than $7 billion by 2020. Thanks to the great work by our vertical, regional and strategic teams, as well as recent acquisitions like S[quadrat], we are in great shape to secure a large share of this booming market.

Our customers can see NEC as a trusted advisor and a partner that is strongly committed to achieving their business objectives. This consultancy-led approach will be key to our continued growth in the years ahead.

Contacts for further information and interviews:

Ann Kjellser
PR Manager EMEA
NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH
Tel: +46 72 162 87 19

Lisa Brandes
Senior Account Executive
Tel: +49 (0) 211 88 24 76 37

About NEC Display Solutions Europe

NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH has its European headquarters in Munich, Germany and is responsible for all business activities in EMEA. NEC Display Solutions benefits from the technological know-how and technologies of the NEC Corporation and, with its own Research and Development, is one of the world's leading manufacturers offering the widest product range of display solutions in the market. The display product portfolio ranges from entry-level to professional and speciality desktop LCDs, via large-size Public Displays for Digital and Retail Signage. The Projector range offers products for all needs, from portable devices via business projectors to products for permanent operation (such as PoS applications) and digital cinema projectors. Bernd Eberhardt is President and CEO of NEC Display Solutions Europe.

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