8/16/2010 10:43:00 AM
Former Vodafone handset chief joins Brightstar
Mobile distributor Brightstar Europe has appointed former Vodafone handset chief Chris Edwards as European vendor and purchasing director.
The distributor has been expanding in Europe this year and recently entered the Netherlands, Benelux and Austria through acquisitions.
Edwards was previously director of terminals management for Vodafone UK and was also responsible for Vodafone’s global relationship with Sony Ericsson.
Brightstar Europe president Rod Millar said: ‘Chris’ priority will be to strengthen, develop and increase our vendor relationships across Europe whilst improving our internal efficiency and service levels. This will continue to support our European expansion strategy and commitment to profitable growth for our partners and customers alike.’
Edwards left Vodafone in May 2009 and featured in Mobile’s 2008 Power 50.