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SOURCE Strategic Account Management Association
Vartan Vartanian, President Industrial Market, Regional Sales & Services of SKF, joined board.
CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA) announced the addition of their newest board member, Vartan Vartanian, President Industrial Market, Regional Sales & Services of SKF, at the 49th SAMA Annual Conference on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Fla.
"SAMA is very fortunate and extremely pleased to welcome Vartan Vartanian to our Board of Directors," said SAMA President and CEO Bernard Quancard. "Vartan's executive leadership qualities and deep understanding of how measurable business value with strategic customers is created and delivered globally, make him an invaluable asset to the organization."
Vartanian joined SKF in 1990. He is President of the SKF Industrial Market, Regional Sales and Service since 2012 and a member of the SKF Group Executive Committee since 2008. He has held a number of executive positions in Poland, Czech Republic and Sweden. SKF Industrial Market, Regional Sales and Service make up around 40% of the SKF Group's total sales. In various industrial sectors Regional Sales and Service focuses on sales, business development, engineering, and developing services and solutions that improve customer productivity. It has primary responsibility for SKF distributors and channel partners, with around 6,000 branches worldwide. He received a bachelor of Applied Sciences-Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto.
In addition to Vartanian, SAMA's board members consists of Geoff Williams, SAMA Chairperson of the Board, Vice President Global Enterprise Customers, Schneider Electric-SGBD; Bernard Quancard, SAMA President & CEO; Rosemary Henegan, former chairperson of the board, Director, International Sales & Operations, Worldwide, IBM; Volhard Regulla, Global Managing Director-Corporate Accounts, HP GmbH; Dennis Chapman, President & CEO, The Chapman Group; Joe Coffey, Chief Commercial Officer, Gallus BioPharmaceuticals; Dominique Cote, Senior Director, Operational Business Strategy, Zoetis; Barbara Desmond, Global Practice Leader, Cushman & Wakefield; Jim Ford, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Nalco; Stephanie Fuller, Director of Global Business Development, Office Depot BSD; John Gardner, Senior VP-Global Strategic Accounts, Emerson Process Management; Cameron Hyde, Senior Vice President, Global Account Operations, Xerox Corporation; Chris Jensen, Engineering & Manufacturing, Sr. Vice President & Americas Industry Head, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation; Denise Lodrige-Kover, Vice President-Global Strategic Account Management, Hilton Worldwide; Jean-Philippe Machon, Executive Vice President, Distributors & Installers Market Sector, NEXANS; Dr. Hajo Rapp, Senior Vice President Key Account Management and Vertical Markets, Siemens; Michael Stevens, Senior Partner, PMI; Dr. Kaj Storbacka, Founder and Chairman, Vectia Ltd.; Phil Strlund, CEO, The Summit Group; John Summers, Vice President & General Manager, Life Sciences, Johnson Controls, Inc.; Gary Summy, Director, Business Development, Global Accounts Operations, Xerox Corporation; Allen Tuthill, Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales & Business Development, Assurant Solutions; and Carrie Welles, Vice President, Global Customer Management, Think! Inc.
For more information on SAMA Board Members, please visit http://www.strategicaccounts.org/board.
Founded in 1964, the Strategic Account Management Association is a knowledge-sharing organization devoted to advancing strategic customer-supplier value, collaboration and learning. For more information, please visit www.strategicaccounts.org.
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