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Kensington Names Ben Thacker Vice President and General Manager

  • June 02, 2017

Years of experience with the industry and channel partners, as well as a deep understanding of our market sector will be invaluable

Kensington®, a worldwide leader of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business and home office professionals and The Professionals’ Choice™, today announced that Ben Thacker has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Kensington branded products globally.

Ben will have responsibility for leading Global Product Management, Development and Supply Chain, along with U.S. Sales and Marketing for the Kensington and OEM Channels.  He will continue to be based at the San Mateo, California, office.

Ben originally joined Kensington as head of Global Product Management and U.S. Sales and Marketing. Ben then led the transition of the business to a new Product Development center while setting up a new Product Development team in Taiwan. Last year, he also assumed all Global Marketing responsibilities across the Kensington business.

Before joining Kensington in 2013, Ben was Vice President for global enterprise channels at Belkin.  Prior to Belkin, Ben spent three years with Asus Computer as Vice President, North America Distribution, Sales & Product Management – Systems/Smartphone; and was Global Business Group Manager for all of HP Notebook accessories during his six-year tenure there.

“Ben’s years of experience with the industry and channel partners and his deep understanding of our market sector will be invaluable as he leads our important growth initiatives,” said Greg McCormack, Senior Vice President, Global Products and Operations.

Ben has an MBA from Rice University and graduated cum laude while earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Riverside. He is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

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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.