Wacom hires executive vice president

Latest hire is part of the firm's re-organisation and expansion plan
Jeff Mandell, Wacom.
Jeff Mandell, Wacom.


Wacom, a producer high-end tablets for digital artists, recently hired Jeff Mandell as EVP of branded business.

Mandell is a global executive with extensive experience in computer peripherals, consumer electronics, mobility and software & services. Prior to joining Wacom, he was president of global accessories at Brightstar, a subsidiary of Softbank.

Wacom, a leader in the interactive pen tablet market and global pen technology leader for smartphones, tablets and notebooks, recently reorganised into strategic business units and is strengthening its top-leadership team.

In this newly created role Jeff Mandell will run all aspects of the branded business which includes the creative and consumer business units. He will directly report to Wacom’s CEO, Masahiko Yamada, and oversee a global team of over 225 professionals across Americas, EMEA, Japan, Asia-Pacific and China that generates some $400 million in sales.

Yamada said: “Jeff Mandell has an excellent track record of developing and growing successful technology businesses through innovative thinking, world class products, and winning go-to-market strategies.”

Mandell added: “Wacom has captured the imagination of the world’s top creative professionals for many years and am excited to help expand their vision into high growth markets including 3D, consumer, mobility and the cloud. I look forward to leveraging our passionate employees, dominant market position and strong technology to go to the next level.”

Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries.

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