ChannelLife NZ - Telegisitics names John van Rensburg new CEO

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Telegisitics names John van Rensburg new CEO

Telegistics, a distribution subsidiary of Spark and one of only two Cisco distributors in New Zealand, has appointed John van Rensburg as its new CEO.

John van Rensburg has held CEO and regional leadership roles in ICT distribution, manufacturing and supply chain services businesses and joins Telegistics as it moves into new facilities in Mount Wellington, Auckland.

“I am excited to be back home, involved in the New Zealand reseller channel again, leading Telegistics and providing reseller partners options to get access to Cisco’s entire product and services portfolio,” says van Rensburg.

“My key priorities over the coming weeks are to meet our partners across New Zealand to ensure we are representing Cisco in the marketplace, and provide our resellers with choices for accessing everything Cisco.”

John recently relocated home to Auckland from Melbourne where he was the Oceania managing director for Brightstar - a multibillion-dollar enterprise owned by Japanese listed company Softbank.

Prior to this, he held a number of senior leadership positions with Brightpoint - now Ingram Micro - for over 10 years in international markets including Western Europe, UK, Middle East Africa and various SVP roles throughout South East Asia, including leading the Australian and New Zealand operations.

“We’re excited to bring John, with his wealth of experience in the ICT reseller sector, on board and we’re looking forward to him leading Telegistics into its next evolution as a company,” says Telegistics director Rajesh Singh.

“We remain one of two Cisco distributors in NZ and we're looking forward to working with Cisco and the ICT reseller community to continue to bring business changing solutions to our customers. We have a great relationship with Cisco and they are a great collaborator.”

John has a degree in Computer Science and has participated in Executive MBA Programs at Stanford University, California and at the University of Auckland.

He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a non-executive board member of a number of startups in New Zealand.

“I am always excited to see leaders coming back to New Zealand after living overseas, as they bring a diversity of thought that comes from working across multiple countries and being exposed to their way of business, thinking, culture and customers,” says Cisco general manager Dave Wilson.

“Combine that with New Zealand, and our industry’s appetite to innovate, experiment, and to take risks to achieve new outcomes. We look forward to working with John in his role as CEO of Telegistics to deliver the next level of innovation, customer experience and value-add to the New Zealand Channel and our customers.”

John is passionate about creating customer-centric solutions and aims to grow the Telegistics ICT distribution and supply chain practice through delivering outstanding service and value to resellers and their customers.

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