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Altierre Accelerates Sales Momentum for U.S. and Global Markets; Opens Sales Office in France
|By Business Wire
|August 19, 2014 08:06 AM EDT
Altierre Corp., a provider of ultra-low power long-range wireless
technology for the Internet of Things and innovative applications that
are transforming retail in over 1,000 cities, today announced the
opening of its France sales office, and key hires in the U.S. and Europe
to lead an aggressive expansion of its global sales effort. Retail sales
veteran Tom Solomon joins the company as Vice President of U.S. Sales.
Former Pricer and Apple sales veteran Jean Michel Luquot joins Altierre
as Vice President of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa
(EMEA), leading Altierre’s new international sales office in Paris,
“With our recently completed financing, the opening of our France office
and the addition of these established leaders, both of whom bring strong
experience selling in this arena, we have strong momentum to now drive
sales to the next level here and abroad. We are full steam ahead to
deliver on our strategy and promise to be a global leader in retail
technology,” said Altierre Chairman and CEO Sunit Saxena.
Solomon brings extensive retail expertise with 20 years’ experience
leading sales and account management teams in high growth industries.
Most recently he served as Vice President, Sales/Grocery and Business
Development for InComm, a leading provider of prepaid products, services
and transaction technologies that supports more than 400,000 points of
distribution and helps retailers build prepaid card destinations. Tom
led both the grocery channel and retail business development. Solomon
earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Indiana University.
“Tom has an impressive track record in building relationships with
retailers in multiple verticals across the country and delivering
innovative programs to give them a competitive edge. He is a perfect fit
to lead our U.S. sales effort at this important phase in our growth,”
Luquot has over 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing of B2B
technology solutions for retailers. He was most recently Director of
Sales for Europe and Large Accounts Director at Pricer in Europe, where
he led sales management for France, Belgium, Spain and Italy and managed
key retail accounts worldwide. Previously he worked in several sales and
marketing positions at Apple, beginning with launching the Macintosh
personal computer in the French market and ultimately serving as Large
Accounts Director with responsibility for key retail accounts. Luquot
graduated as an Engineer, and has an MBA from INSEAD.
In his new role, Luquot will lead Altierre’s first international sales
office based in Paris, and will oversee sales and customer support in
Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
He will be fully responsible for servicing Altierre’s growing list of
customers in these regions.
Altierre also has hired Olivier Caudroy as Technical Sales Director for
EMEA. Olivier was recently National Technical Director for Digi Teraoka
group in France. He has over 20 years’ experience in providing technical
support for retail software and hardware deployments. He has an
engineering degree from L'ESIEE Amiens.
“With their combined wealth of experience in retail, sales and
technology, Jean Michel and Olivier are well suited to deliver
Altierre’s solutions to global markets and help retailers around the
world leverage the Internet of Things and bring new levels of
efficiencies to their stores,” added Saxena.
Altierre unlocks the promise of Big Data and the Internet of Things with
its revolutionary wireless technology that enables devices to exchange
data and instructions bi-directionally in a low cost, low energy, highly
scalable network. Altierre’s proprietary networking and technology
solutions enable retailers to leverage digital innovations that deliver
significant cost savings and revenue opportunities including dynamic
promotional pricing, shelf sensors that monitor inventory and
temperature fluctuations, and point-of-decision customer mobile
Millions of Altierre’s digital signs are currently installed and
operating nationwide in retail stores in over 1,000 U.S. cities as well
as several hypermarket stores across France operated by E.Leclerc, one
of Europe’s leading retail chains.
Altierre Corp. is a leader in proven technology that delivers the
promise of the Internet of Things. Altierre’s thin infrastructure,
bi-directional, ultra-low power wireless solutions are already
transforming the $12 trillion retail industry with a turnkey platform
that allows millions of multi-year battery life wireless devices to
seamlessly and securely communicate in large retail stores at the shelf
edge or mobile racks, creating numerous, real time touch points with
consumers, products and store associates, thus enabling an array of
innovative applications. The new era of RF-based applications
developed by Altierre offers retail chains unparalleled benefits, from
realizing billions of dollars in cost savings and revenue opportunities
to enhancing productivity, merchandising and the consumer shopping
experience. The technology can easily be scaled into many more verticals
including supply chains, manufacturing, automotive, homes, and defense,
etc. Incorporated in 2003, Altierre is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.
For more information, visit www.altierre.com.
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