Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories, today announced the appointment of Greg Avera to the new role of Vice President of US Sales at Kensington. Avera reports to Christopher Franey, President of Kensington Computer Products Group, a division of ACCO Brands Corporation.
Most recently, Avera held the position of Director, World Wide Business Development, Outsourced Sales and Marketing at Everything Channel, located in New York. Everything Channel publishes CRN and VAR Business, hosts industry events (Xchange, RetailVision), and offers channel partner recruitment, onboarding, and management services to IT vendors worldwide.
From 2004 until 2008, Avera was with ViewSonic Corporation in several roles, including General Manager of its Wireless Division and head of U.S. sales and sales operations. During his tenure at ViewSonic, Avera significantly expanded the company's channel infrastructure and sustained revenue growth across all products, helping the company reach more than $500 million in annual sales.
In 2001, Avera joined D-Link Corporation as Vice President of US Channel Sales, where he led and managed inside and outside sales teams for this provider of Ethernet and wireless networking products.
In 1996, he joined ViewSonic for the first time and held a variety of positions, including global account management of Dell and HP, before being promoted to Director of Business Development. He also led ViewSonic's enterprise sales team. Early in his career, Greg worked for Tech Data Corporation as a sales trainer.
"Greg brings a wealth of experience in senior executive management positions, and a proven track record in sales, business development and channel leadership to Kensington," said Franey. "He's a solid leader who is equally capable of providing strategic vision and tactical execution, and is known for his consensus building, leading by example and developing highly motivated teams. We're delighted to welcome him to Kensington."
Avera is a graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
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Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice™.
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.
Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.