ViewSonic Europe has welcomed Ian Wedgewood as Strategic Relationship Manager and Ashley Holt as Sales Manager, focusing primarily on the education sector.
With an EdTech tenure spanning over two decades, Wedgewood’s passion for technology and commitment to education has helped put the foundations in place for teachers and learners to grow alongside technological solutions. He will be instrumental in driving forward the business’s commitment to developing educational environments and building invaluable relationships to benefit global learners.
Focusing intently on developing strategic relationships with Multi-Academy Trusts and transforming education spaces with technology, Wedgewood has been responsible for supporting establishments to truly understand their interactive equipment and how this can be used in engaging, exciting and inclusive ways.
With a personal determination to understand from teachers and learners what is essential in the settings, Wedgewood’s disposition and passion resonate in his professional and personal life. “Technology has transformed the way we do things in the modern world, and it can help engage and inspire individuals to learn new things and build upon skills. Over 20 years, I have always brought the things I am passionate about into the workplace, and this attitude and transparency help encourage creativity and innovation. As a result, I have built valuable relationships across the EdTech sphere over the years, and I am looking forward to bringing this expertise to my new role alongside a team and company whose ethos is similar to that of my own.
“ViewSonic Europe is committed to education technology and offering global solutions that can help to better the learning space. Technology is influential and prioritising user-friendly innovation with tools that can make a difference in people’s lives is a shared value across the entire ViewSonic business,” Wedgewood commented.
Holt is a devoted professional with over 10 years’ experience selling AV hardware in the education sector.
Starting off his sales career working for a distributor, Holt worked with channel partners selling IT and AV hardware. As his career progressed, Holt began working with an IT/AV integrator (reseller), whereby his primary focus was AV and IT in the education sector.
“For the last 6 years, I have worked for a direct competitor; I started when they were number 4 in the market and helped them grow to number 1 in the UK. My first role at this company was working with the end-user team performing demonstrations to schools, colleges, and MATs. I then progressed to an external channel role within the company, managing their northern reseller base,” explains Holt.
Holt is a well-rounded professional, working at the distribution, reseller and vendor level and brings extensive experience working with both end-users and channel partners to his new role as Sales Manager at ViewSonic.
“I chose ViewSonic as I feel we have what it takes to get to number 1 in the market; I see a company that has the same values and goals as myself. In addition, the myViewBoard software particularly interested me and was another major factor in my decision to move to ViewSonic,” says Holt.
“I’m delighted Ian and Ashley are working with us and I looking forward to working and collaborating with them; they come at an exciting time and will add great value to our team,” says James Jepson, UK Sales Director.