London, 6th September 2012 - Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of storage and wireless network solutions, has appointed Klaas de Vos as Senior Director European Sales with immediate effect. Dutch native Klaas has almost 20 years of sales experience in the storage and solutions sector and will report directly to Yasutoshi Yokoyama, Managing Director at Buffalo Europe.
Klaas began his international career in 1990 as Sales Manager for Northern Germany and Holland at Western Digital. Within ten years he rose to the position of Vice President and General Manager EMEA, covering 30% of the company’s worldwide revenue. More recently at the BAS Group, the parent of retail chains Mycom, Dixons, PC World and Dynabyte, de Vos served as a Director of Distribution for the Benelux region.
Klaas says of his new role: “It's great to be back in the storage industry, and I'm honoured to represent Buffalo here in Europe. Together with the Buffalo team and its partners I'm looking forward to increasing the company’s customer base and making the high quality and high performing products of Buffalo available for everybody who needs them.”
Mr Yokoyama adds: “The network and storage market is highly dynamic and requires an intuitive feel for the market which, with his wealth of experience, I am confident Klaas will deliver. Klaas will also help Buffalo Technology to continue its growth in new and existing business sectors and to maintain its success in the future.”
Buffalo Technology is in the top three worldwide leaders in network attached storage for consumers. The company has recently launched the TeraStation 5000 series, which provide enterprise-level technology and reliability to SMBs. In the wireless space Buffalo recently drew attention by being the first company worldwide to ship its wireless router AirStation WZR-D1800H. The device features the new Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac draft and speeds up wireless communication to up to 1.3 Gbit/s.
About Buffalo Technology
Buffalo is a global manufacturer of innovative storage, multimedia, and wireless networking products for the home and small business. The company is recognised as the Number 1 total PC peripheral manufacturer in Japan, and was the worldwide consumer NAS market leader in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 (In-Stat).
The company’s storage products are addressing the needs of the individual and the business, providing cost-effective network attached storage (NAS), portable and desktop hard drives, multimedia players, and Wireless LAN routers, which together offer a complete and integrated solution for the small office and digital home environment.
Buffalo’s product portfolio includes its TeraStation™ NAS devices which are specifically designed to bring Enterprise Storage to the SMB. The LinkStation™ range of NAS products, takes multimedia NAS to the home, and enables you to create a central location to share information, store files, photos and music, and save all your digital content, simply and easily. The AirStation™ range of easy-to-use, high performance wireless networking products for the SMB/SoHo and home user, with industry-leading AOSS™ (AirStation One-Touch Secure System) technology, allows users to build and manage secure wireless networks at home or in the office at the push of a button.
Buffalo’s strong international industry alliances with companies such as Intel, Broadcom™, Nintendo and Microsoft have allowed it to lead the industry in the development of the latest technologies into practical tools for the business and the home. Headquartered in Japan, Buffalo Technology has offices in the UK, France, The Netherlands, USA and Taiwan.