ATLANTA — Philips Professional Display Solutions (PPDS) announced the appointment of AV sales and company leader, Vince Schuster, as its new commercial vice-president, Professional Displays North America.
Schuster brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role and is an AVIXA-certified technology specialist, a digital signage-display expert and certified in imaging science foundation commercial. As commercial vice-president, Schuster will focus on expanding the business, growing market share and extending brand awareness through customer support partner programs and its portfolio of professional display solutions.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Vince to the PPDS team,” says Chris Colpaert, general manager at PPDS. “Vince is a natural leader, and his knowledge and expertise of the AV industry are second to none. North America is an important and growing market for PPDS and we see some incredible opportunities ahead with our ever-evolving portfolio of display solutions. Vince was the standout choice to support our ambitions and to take this company to the next level in North America and achieving its potential.”
“Philips has always been a brand that leads from the front, and it’s a company synonymous with quality, innovation and an eye on the future – three invaluable pillars,” says Schuster. “PPDS’ portfolio is making some big waves in North America and forcing other, arguably more established competitors, to re-think the way they do business. The company’s focus on providing complete solutions, not just displays, that are designed to meet the specific needs for specific markets, using invaluable market research and customer feedback to overcome traditional frustrations and challenges previously experienced, while keeping an eye on the future for added ROI and longevity, puts PPDS in a unique and hugely advantageous position. More and more customers are reaping the benefits of PPDS’ portfolio and I look forward to extending that reach and bringing more long-term value to the wider North-American market.”
Over the last year, PPDS has experienced significant growth, expanding its solutions across multiple markets, including hospitality, education, food and beverage, corporate and more. Moreover, PPDS has re-branded and formed partnerships with a number of leading hardware and software providers, including Crestron, Advantech, Bosch, Intel and i3 Technologies.