20+ Year Veteran of Etail, Retail, VAR, DMR, OEM, and Distribution Space Joins Desktop Computing Accessories and Mobility Solutions Leader
Kensington®, a worldwide leader of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business and home office professionals and The Professionals’ Choice, today announced that Matthew J. Dargis has joined the company as Vice President of U.S. Sales, reporting directly to Kensington Vice President Ben Thacker. With more than two decades of experience in etail, retail, VAR, DMR, OEM, distribution, channel marketing and direct online sales, Dargis will be responsible for helping to drive Kensington’s growth and leadership in the U.S. market, furthering channel and strategic partner relationships, and enhancing product development based on direct channel and end user feedback.
“We are delighted to have an executive with Matt’s background and expertise join our executive team at this time in our company’s growth,” said Thacker. “He understands this market, enjoys a reputation for building strong teams, has established channel relationships and will play a key role in helping us continue meeting our channel partner and end customer expectations.”
“Kensington is uniquely positioned for success with a proven history and trusted line of computing solutions, as well as its relationships with the industry’s well-known innovators,” said Dargis. “I look forward to joining the Kensington team, and supporting its steadfast dedication to channel partnership and support, and helping the company grow and fortify its leadership position.”
With an entrepreneur spirit backed by key established channel and end client relationships, Dargis is a seasoned IT industry executive with more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience, superior market knowledge, and exemplary team building and managerial skills. Prior to joining Kensington, Dargis served as Vice President, Americas Channel for ZYXEL Communications, Inc. where he rebuilt the North America sales team and created a new go-to-market strategy and three-year plan designed to improve GP. Before that, he joined Buffalo Americas, Inc. as Executive Vice President, COO, where he was responsible for building new sales and marketing teams and expanding internationally. Dargis has also served as Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing at ioSafe, Inc., and held senior sales and marketing positions with NETGEAR, Inc. and D-Link Systems, Inc. Dargis attended the University of St. Thomas where he majored in Business Administration and minored in Computer Science.
Notes to editors
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.