Thomas Van den Driessche Appointed Newtec's New Chief Commercial Officer

Thomas Van den Driessche Appointed Newtec's New Chief Commercial Officer
Thomas Van den Driessche becomes Newtec’s new CCO

Press release Monday 9 September 2013

Newtec aims to further strengthen its commercial and customer orientated focus by appointing Thomas Van den Driessche as its new CCO



SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 9 September 2013.  Thomas Van den Driessche has been appointed Newtec’s new Chief Commercial Officer and will lead Newtec’s global sales team to achieve Newtec’s ambitious growth objectives. He will also remain responsible for the company’s marketing strategy.

Having joined Newtec as a Regional Sales Director for Europe in 2007 and after holding several positions in the company since then, including VP Market Strategy, Van den Driessche brings his vast experience in sales, marketing and management to the role. He will work closely with the Regional Sales VP’s for EMEIA, Americas, and Asia.

I have eagerly accepted this challenge as these are exciting times for Newtec. We are transitioning from a ’medium size satcom vendor’ to one of the major satellite technology players. I am sure that there will be great opportunities ahead for Newtec to continue to lead the satellite industry with the development of innovative technologies enabling our customers to achieve their business objectives,” said Thomas Van den Driessche.

Newtec is also increasing its local presence by extending the commercial team after numerous successful opportunities in South America. Newtec’s São Paulo office, under the lead of Bart Van Utterbeeck, will be further strengthened and will report directly to Thomas.

Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec, said: “With an increasing Newtec product portfolio and a growing customer and partner base, comes a growing need to strengthen the leadership of our global commercial team. I am confident that Thomas will lead our worldwide sales team with flair and bring lots of success to Newtec, our partners and customers.”

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For over 28 years, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.

Newtec is a European company founded in 1985. Through commercial offices in Sint Niklaas (Belgium), Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 80 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.