SINGAPORE, 26 July 2012 – Pacnet has appointed John Garrett as Managing Director of Southeast Asia.
Mr Garrett has over 20 years of industry experience and was most recently Vice President of Product Strategy and Management for Carrier products at Pacnet.
In his new role, Mr Garrett will continue to be based in Singapore and will lead sales in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. He will also retain responsibility for strategic capacity and IRU sales.
“There is a huge potential for growth in the Southeast Asia region and I am confident that with John’s extensive sales management experience, he will succeed in leading his team to show businesses in the region the value of our network, data center and content delivery capabilities,” said Richard Carden, Senior Vice President of Sales at Pacnet.
Mr Garrett first joined Pacnet (formerly Asia Netcom) in 2003 and was Country Manager of Pacnet Japan when he left in 2008. As Country Manager of Pacnet Japan, he was responsible for sales and management of the team in Japan and successfully grew the business to far exceed industry growth rates.
Prior to re-joining Pacnet in 2010, Mr Garrett was Global Head of Sales at Pacific Crossing, overseeing a sales team that sold more than 600Gbps of Trans-Pacific capacity during the 18 months he was with Pacific Crossing. Mr Garrett has also held sales management positions with MCI, EDS and JP Morgan.
Mr Garrett holds a BS degree in Finance and Information Systems from the University of Colorado.
Pacnet is Asia’s leading communications provider delivering integrated high-performance data delivery and hosting services on a unified platform. Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, as well as EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean. Together with its connected data centers and global IP network, Pacnet simplifies and accelerates communications for carriers and businesses, enabling them to connect with their customers and partners seamlessly in the cloud. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.
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