12/10/2009 10:56:00 AM
INQ Mobile bolsters team with three senior appointments
INQ Mobile announced three senior appointments this week and said it had opened new offices in the US, Beijing and Singapore.
In the UK, former Vodafone wholesale executive Henry Whicheloe is the new head of retail and distribution for Europe, while Huawei sales chief Ronnie Burnett has been appointed as head of operator sales for Europe. Both start
Whicheloe has also worked as channel director for Brightstar and as product manager at Orange Business.
Burnett was previously sales director at Huawei, where he was responsible for the O2 and T-Mobile accounts. Prior to that, he was at RIM for five years.
Both will report to sales director Allen Burnes, who said: ‘Henry and Ronnie are two fantastic additions to our sales team and will form key functions in our next phase of growth. We are bolstering our teams in key markets to take our exciting range of social mobile devices to more and more customers over 2010.’
The new US office is being run by Jim Hudak. Further staff additions are expected early next year as INQ builds up its sales and product teams in anticipation of moving into new countries and launching more products.
The announcements coincide with the imminent UK launch of its latest handset, the INQ Chat 3G (pictured), which is expected in stores in the next couple of weeks.