TPV Group Completes Its PPDS Purchase

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The exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, interactive displays, direct
view LED and professional TV products and solutions has sold its U.S. business to a
wholly-owned subsidiary of the TPV Group.


It’s a move that ushers in “a new, accelerated hypergrowth phase in North America” for PPDS.

Operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of TPV, the world’s largest manufacturer of LCD displays, the transfer of activities from EPI means PPDS US “will now utilize the full manufacturing strengths and resources enjoyed by teams across PPDS’ other international markets, including priority access to core components and materials for manufacturing continuity, and end-to-end supply chain systems enabling full control and monitoring of logistics streams.”

With the spin, PPDS has set an ambitious target to achieve a top three market position in North America.

This included “a series of important internal management restructures to support and facilitate expansion in key market verticals (including Hospitality, Education, Corporate and Retail), plus a growing number of high-profile additions to its senior leadership teams.

In North America, these include:

 Bruce Wrywitzke, Director of Sales
 Joseph King, promoted as PPDS’ new dedicated VP For Hospitality
 Patrick VanTreese, Education Sales Manager,
 Beth Donow, Supply Chain Manager
 Alison Maxson, Senior Marketing Manager
 Mitch Rosenberg, Director of LED and LCD Videowalls
 Adam Coleman, Solutions Manager, LED and LCD Videowalls
 Jeff Handis, PPDS Channel Manager – Distribution & DMR

Helping to accelerate the growth of PPDS in North America, the U.S. team will also receive support from PPDS’ newly announced global leadership team, consisting of Head of Global Commercial Franck Racapé, Head of Global Business Development and Marketing Martijn
Van der Woude, and Head of Global Product Management Robert Hsu.

 

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