Barco, a leading global provider of visual display solutions for simulation, virtual reality, and edutainment, today announced the appointment of Dave Janke as its new vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Janke will lead the sales and marketing teams of Barco's simulation business as the company expands its simulation and virtual reality businesses in North America.
"Throughout his career, Dave has achieved exceptional success in developing strategic marketing and sales initiatives to drive strong business growth. We are confident he will have the same impact at Barco Xenia," said Al Herman, vice president and general manager at Barco Xenia. "We are committed to building a world-class management team and Dave has already demonstrated his ability to play at the level we require."
Most recently, Mr. Janke served as vice president of operations for Barco’s Media & Entertainment division, a world leader in state-of-the-art, large-screen visualization solutions. Prior to this, he held the executive vice president and general manager position for Barco's Media activities. During his four years with Barco, Mr. Janke managed a broad range of responsibilities and grew the US business from a start-up to significant proportions. Prior to Barco, Mr. Janke spent fourteen years with Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation, where as vice president and general manager of the International Division, he presided over the rapid expansion of the visual systems business into Europe and Asia.
"Barco is exceptionally well positioned to take advantage of the accelerating demand for visual display solutions that support simulation and virtual reality applications across key vertical markets," said Dave Janke. "The opportunity for increasing our footprint in the market is unprecedented. Our valued partners and customers recognize that Barco’s visual display solutions are vital to effectively simulating and visualizing their imaging needs. Organizations today are looking to us to empower them with solutions that maximize training efficiency, increase productivity, improve decision-making, and speed time to market."
Mr. Janke holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Brigham Young University.
Barco (Barco.com), a global technology company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. For fiscal year 2005, Barco posted net sales of euro 712.0 million. Barco’s ordinary shares are listed on the Brussels/Euronext stock exchange. Barco is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company. Share information may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbol BAR BB and on Reuters under BARBt.BR.
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