Slaughter replacememt announced at Canon

Slaughter replacememt announced at Canon

With 14 years under his belt at Canon, Matthew Searle takes up a new post to head up Canon's channel

Canon UK has today announced the appointment of Matthew Searle as director of the Canon Partner Channel for Canon Business Solutions, primarily responsible for sales of Canon Business Solutions products and services through Accredited Partners.

Searle takes over from Geoff Slaughter following his decision to leave Canon.

Slaughter confirmed that he would remain in the channel but could not yet reveal where his new position would be.

Meanwhile Searle, who has worked at Canon for over 14 years, will head up a channel team of 100 people, including sales, service and support functions and will be based at Woodhatch, Canon UK’s headquarters in Reigate, Surrey. Searle's various roles at Canon include managing Marketing Communications and New Media Development in Canon Europe, as well as leading various company re-structuring programmes and more recently establishing and developing the distribution route to market for the Canon Partner Channel.

Searle commented: “Although Geoff will be missed, I look forward to building on his work in conjunction with the rest of the Canon team as we continue to focus on growing both our Partners’ business and Canon’s.”

Andy Vickers, managing director, Canon UK & Ireland, said: “With over 14 years of loyal service, and a thorough understanding of every part of Canon, Matthew is the ideal person to take up this role. Matthew’s work on developing the distribution channel for Canon Business Solutions has been key to our continuing growth, and we’re confident that, with his significant experience, we will strengthen our market-leading position.”