ADC names Kimberly Hartwell as VP of global operations

July 30, 2008 -- ADC has appointed Kimberly Hartwell to to the position of vice president, Global Go-to-Market. She will lead the company's global sales, marketing, customer service and technical support teams.

July 30, 2008 -- ADC announced the appointment of Kimberly Hartwell to the position of vice president, Global Go-to-Market. In the newly created position, Hartwell will lead the company's global sales, marketing, customer service and technical support teams. She will also continue to serve as the company's vice president, Go-To-Market for Americas.

In her expanded role, Hartwell will be responsible for global sales and marketing initiatives for ADC's Global Connectivity Solutions, Network Solutions and Professional Services business units. Hartwell joined ADC in July 2004 as vice president of sales, national accounts and was named vice president, Go-To-Market for Americas in May 2007.

"I am very pleased to appoint Kim to this new, strategically important leadership position. As the marketplace and our customer base become increasingly global, ADC has a significant opportunity to leverage the full scope of our products and services to meet the needs of our customers," comments Robert E. Switz, president and CEO of ADC. "With her breadth of industry sales, marketing, general management and global experience, Kim is the right person to implement the structures, processes and tools that will transform how we serve our customers around the world."

Prior to joining ADC, Hartwell was vice president of marquee accounts at Emerson Electric Company, a manufacturer of electrical, electronic and other products for consumer, commercial, communications and industrial markets. Hartwell also held a range of sales and marketing leadership positions with Marconi in North America and Europe during her 19-year career with that company.

Hartwell holds an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, and a BSEE degree from Vanderbilt University.

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