Brightpoint, a distributor of wireless devices, has announced that in connection with the company’s ongoing integration following its transaction with Dangaard Telecom, the duties and responsibilities of certain executives have been modified.
Jac Currie has been appointed as the company’s chief information officer (CIO) and will lead the company’s global IT team. Bruce Thomlinson will continue in his role of president, Asia Pacific but will have his scope expanded to include the Middle East, Africa and India. David Connell has been appointed as CFO (CFO) for Brightpoint Europe.
Prior to his appointment as CIO, Mr Currie had been president of emerging markets since January 2006. From August 2002 to December 2005, Mr Currie was the chairman and CEO of Persequor, a holding company for investments in wireless telecommunications. From January 1998 to August 2002, Mr Currie served as the managing director of Brightpoint Middle East FZE.
Bruce Thomlinson has served the company in various capacities, most recently as president, Asia-Pacific. Prior to the integration with Dangaard, Mr Thomlinson served as president, international operations from August 2005. Previously, he served as president of the company’s Asia-Pacific division from October 1998 and as managing director of Brightpoint Australia since October 1996.
Prior to his appointment as CFO for Brightpoint Europe, David Connell served as vice president integration and communication since November 2006. Prior to that, Mr Connell served as vice president of taxation, global credit and risk management for Brightpoint since April of 2003.