Samsung has hired a new executive vice president, a person that held a number of leadership positions at Canon over the past nineteen years.
The post that Tod Pike will fill is that of senior vice president and leader of Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division.
In this role, he will work from the company's Ridgefield Park office and will have to oversee channel relationships and the many product lines that fall under his portfolio.
That means printing, virtualization, business notebooks, professional tablet PCs, set top boxes digital signage displays and hospitality display lines.
"There has been incredible progress in the growth and development of Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division over the last few years,” said Pike.
"Samsung offers best-in-breed innovation and a dedicated channel which I look forward to working with as we accelerate this growth while providing our business customers and loyal partners with the world class business solutions they need.”
Before coming to Samsung, Tod Pike had worked with Canon USA and Canon Canada for 19 years, as leader of various enterprise businesses.
His most recent tenure, which started in 2009, was as president of Canon Business Solutions.
What's more, before reaching Canon, the man spent some time with Xerox, also as a leader of various teams.
“Tod brings with him a wealth of sales, marketing and strategy experience with industry leading companies,” said Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America.
“We’re confident that his deep experience in B2B, printer, services and channel management coupled with strong leadership skills, will truly support our B2B growth aspirations. I look forward to working with him to see this vision realized.”
Samsung's Enterprise Business Division (EBD) mostly deals in products and services for small and medium businesses and public agencies. It also has to constantly figure out how to balance the need for performance with the need for accessible costs and energy consumption.