NASHUA, New Hampshire, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Web Content Management Leader Appoints New Regional Sales Manager to Further Expand European Foothold and Better Serve Growing Customer Base
Ektron (http://ektron.com), a provider of web content management, social software and marketing optimization solutions, today announced its continued momentum and expansion in Europe with the opening of a new office in Brussels, Belgium and the addition of Gregory Renodeyn to the company's sales team. Renodeyn joins Ektron as a Regional Sales Manager, and will be responsible for driving the company's sales strategy in the Benelux region as Ektron continues to deepen its customer base and presence in Europe.
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Renodeyn joins Ektron on the heels of significant customer growth in Europe during 2010, with over 60 companies in the Benelux region now using the Ektron platform for their web content management, marketing optimization and social software needs, including The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (http://www.theglobalfund.org/en) and Eurotunnel Group (http://www.eurotunnel.com).
Renodeyn has over 13 years of experience in information technology, with a focus on technical and sales activities, product management, presales and business development in content management solutions. Fluent in Dutch, French and English, Renodeyn will be working with Ektron customers and partners in the Benelux region and France.
"We chose Ektron because it is flexible and easy to use for content authors, fully compatible with our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) objectives, and has very powerful features, such as the taxonomy-categorization feature," said Jean Brunier, IT director at Eurotunnel Group. "Ektron is compatible with our .NET IT standards, which allows us to run our three main websites on one platform. Since we implemented Ektron, it has been very stable and fast, and upgrades have been easy. All of these features are key for us as we sell 80 percent of our travel tickets for cars on http://www.eurotunnel.com, representing around 50,000 site visits every day."
"As an Ektron Premier Partner for close to 10 years now, we have built a strong professional relationship with Ektron and their team," said Jean-Pierre Van Loo, managing partner at Uniway. "Having a local Ektron presence is very valuable to us and we are convinced it will help us take our partnership to the next level. We have implemented Ektron-based sites for renowned Belgian companies such as Mensura and PartenaHR and we plan on doing many more in the future."
"Last year was a banner year for Ektron in Europe. We're continuing to see tremendous interest and demand for our solutions," said Benjamin Schilens, managing director, Ektron Europe LTD. "Now, with the addition of Gregory, who will be manning our new Brussels office, we look toward another successful year in 2011. Gregory's long-term background with content management systems and his experience with the Ektron platform makes him a perfect match for our company."
By integrating web content management (WCM), marketing optimization and social software, Ektron's software and solutions improve operational efficiency, drive revenue growth and build customer loyalty. Ektron empowers marketers to create, publish and optimize web content that engages, converts and retains customers. Developers benefit from Ektron's extensibility and commitment to the Microsoft .NET framework. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, with offices in Australia, Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom, Ektron has more than 8,000 customers worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Diageo, Home Depot, International Chamber of Commerce, Kodak, Microsoft, NASDAQ, National Health Services UK, Saint-Gobain, The Law Society and the University of Notre Dame. For more information, please visit http://www.ektron.com, http://www.ektron.co.uk or http://www.ektron.com.au.