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Kensington Appoints David MacLeod as Director of Sales and Marketing at ACCO Brands Canada

  • March 23, 2015

MacLeod to Manage Sales, Marketing and Product Management within the Canadian IT Channel Marketplace for Kensington Computer Products Division

Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. computing accessories, today announced the appointment of David MacLeod as Director of Sales and Marketing at ACCO Brands Canada. As such, he will be responsible for channel sales, marketing and product management for the Kensington Computer Products division. The position was newly created within Kensington’s Canadian office as a strategic business unit inside ACCO Brands Canada. MacLeod will report to Bob Hodan, President and General Manager of ACCO Brands Canada.

MacLeod brings proven sales leadership to Kensington, with 20 years of experience building long-term opportunities and relationships within a global sales, marketing, and business development capacity. “We are extremely fortunate to have someone with MacLeod’s expertise and depth of experience taking on this important new role within ACCO Brands Canada,” said Hodan. “His strategic leadership ability will help us align sales, marketing, and product management within the Canadian IT channel marketplace.”

Prior to joining Kensington, MacLeod was Director of Sales, Systems Business Group, Canadian Distribution for ASUS Service Canada, Inc., where he was awarded the ASUS Outstanding Performance Award for team quota attainment and business development. He also previously served as President and CEO of Hold Fast Global Consulting, Senior Director and Canadian Country Manager for Allied Telesis Inc., and Vice President of Sales for Etilize Inc.

“This is an exciting time to join Kensington’s ACCO Brands Canada,” said MacLeod. “Unique quality products with heightened brand awareness to spur sell-through to our partners will ensure our success in aligning our areas of channel concentration.”

In his last role as Director of Sales at ASUS Computer (Canada), MacLeod spent the past five years growing and developing ASUS Systems (notebooks and tablets) business in both B2C and B2B, earning double digit market share in a highly competitive space. MacLeod's background includes distribution responsibilities with both Tech Data and Ingram Micro Canada, 3PL supply-chain logistics with UPS Supply Chain Solutions, data aggregation with Etilize Inc. (a GfK Company), and he was Senior Director of North American Sales for networking manufacturer Allied Telesis prior to joining the management team at ASUS Computer International. MacLeod received a diploma in Business Administration–Marketing from Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario.

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About Kensington

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.