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Kensington Expands Executive Leadership Team, Appoints Matt McManus as Vice President of U.S. Sales

  • January 19, 2016

Enterprise, K-12, Direct Market Reseller (DMR) and Distribution Leader to Accelerate Next Phase of Market Growth in Desktop and Mobile Computing Accessories

Kensington®, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. desktop and mobile computing accessories, today announced the appointment of Matt McManus as Vice President of U.S. Sales. Matt will be responsible for expanding the company’s footprint across business to business and consumer channels, including developing key vertical markets such as Enterprise, Government and K-12 Education. He will do so through the development and implementation of strategic sales strategies, as well as continued nurturing and expansion of successful resellers and other distribution channel partnerships. McManus will report to Ben Thacker, Vice President of Global Marketing & Product Management and U.S. Sales, Kensington

“Matt’s track record speaks for itself. He has demonstrated leadership, fostered solid team cultures of accountability, and built relationships with partners, which has resulted in consistent results,” Thacker said. “His ability to grow new business while retaining key accounts, especially across strategically important areas for Kensington such as Enterprise, K-12, DMR, and Distribution, will be critical in driving growth in the highly competitive computing accessories market – a market that represents nearly $40 billion in sales in the U.S. and Europe.”

McManus brings a depth of experience across sales, marketing and business development to his new role at Kensington Prior to joining the company, McManus served as a Principle Consultant at Velocity Channel Strategies where he was responsible for new go-to-market strategies that drove new revenue streams in the rapidly evolving cloud-based global ecosystems. McManus also held Sales and Marketing leadership roles at Fujitsu America and Gateway Computers where he was recognized as a UBM/CRN Channel Chief and was responsible for sales across full portfolios of solutions including client devices, enterprise infrastructure, and hybrid cloud. McManus holds an MBA from Florida State University

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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.