Dear ArcFM Solution Partners:


I wanted to communicate a few changes to the Schneider Electric international sales and channel organization.  All of this is very good news!


As of Jan 1, 2015, I have taken a new role at Schneider Electric as Vice President Global Channels - Geospatial.  I have formed a new team dedicated exclusively to the goal of realizing the full potential of the international GIS market for utilities and telecoms.  All of our Regional Managers (Dave Magee, Andy Schlegel, Ricardo Ferreyros and Philip Dodds - formerly called international account managers) now report to me, and I report directly to Douglas Engerman, the President of the Geospatial Business Unit.


In addition to leading our international sales operations, I have the responsibility to manage the overall channel program covering our international distributors.  My mission is to create stronger relationships with all of our partners that represent the ArcFM Solution in international markets, and uphold and improve the brand name of SE and "ArcFM" worldwide.  Together we want to create more happy, successful, referenceable customers.  I also lead the executive relationship with our most valued and strategic business partner: Esri.  I will be working closely with Dean Angelides and his team to ensure that our strategic alignment with Esri continues.


There are two events coming up very soon that we hope to see you all at.  Link 2015 is March 3-5 here in Ft Collins, Colorado.  If you have not already registered, please foolow the links for more information.  I guarantee you will be please with Link, as communicating our future technology vision is the main goal of this conference this year.  Immediately after Link we will be attending Esri Partner Conference in Palm Springs, CA.  We will have our annual partner breakfast reception Monday March 9, 2015, 8-9 AM in the Andreas room of the conference center.  For both of these event, if you would like to request a meeting, please reach out to me or your regional manager to arrange the logistics.


I look forward to working more closely with you all in the future.