CHICAGO, March 5, 2015 / PRNewswire – Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, has announced the appointment of Alexander Khalaev as its new Vice President of Sales for the MENA, CIS and Baltic regions.
As Managing Director of Tripp Lite Russia, Khalaev has been leading Tripp Lite’s sales efforts in Russia and the Baltics since 2008 and in the CIS region since 2014. He will now also head the company’s business expansion project in the Middle East and Northern Africa as Tripp Lite sharpens its focus on the region and aims to better address its unique opportunities and challenges.
“Alexander established our Russia office and built our business there from the ground up in the face of daunting economic challenges,” said Darwin Haines, Tripp Lite’s Vice President of Sales – EMEA and Asia. “He possesses the competent leadership and management skills we need to head our aggressive expansion project in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Plus, he has many years of experience working with channel partners and large government contractors on projects across a variety of industries, which will prove valuable in his new role. Alexander is ideally suited to help us stimulate growth and accelerate the development of our business in the MENA region.”
Khalaev joined Tripp Lite in 2008 as the founder and Managing Director of the company’s office in Moscow, a title he will retain along with his new responsibilities. “Due to the efforts of our outstanding employees and partners, Tripp Lite established a reputation as one of the leading IT infrastructure solutions brands in Russia, CIS and the Baltics,” said Khalaev. “As I lead a broader effort that also includes the Middle East and Northern Africa, I intend to leverage Tripp Lite’s existing regional resources including an office in Dubai, an experienced sales and technical team, a strong network of loyal partners and readily available inventory for convenient distribution across the region,” the executive continued. “I am honored by the new appointment and look forward to working with our customers in the region.”
Khalaev has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and over 15 years of experience working with distribution channels. He has worked with major brands like HP, Motorola and Hitachi Data Systems. He holds a degree in Economics from the Russian Academy of Foreign Trade in Moscow and an MBA from the University of Antwerp Management School.
About Tripp Lite
Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service have been Tripp Lite trademarks for more than 90 years. Tripp Lite’s innovations include the world’s first UPS system for personal computers and the world’s most trusted surge suppressor, the Isobar®. Tripp Lite maintains inventory of more than 3,000 different products, including UPS systems, racks and cooling solutions, PDUs, KVMs, cables and connectivity products, and more. Headquartered in Chicago, Tripp Lite maintains a global presence with offices worldwide. Additional information can be found by visiting www.tripplite.com.