Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa has appointed Charl Vogel as its new sales manager for Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas.Vogel has been part of Konica Minolta South Africa for more than 16 years, having joined the company in 1992, and brings a wealth of experience to the coastal branch. During his tenure at the company, he has been involved in logistics support, direct sales to end users, the support and management of 55 dealers nationwide as dealer manager, as well as both product and sales management.Says Vogel: "Port Elizabeth is most certainly a growing city and there are a great number of opportunities for Konica Minolta South Africa here and within the surrounding areas. As sales manager for this region, I plan to establish a strong footprint for the company, increase visibility and will apply my experience to both improve our market share and guarantee the satisfaction of existing customers."Vogel believes that his understanding of the highly competitive office automation sector will enable him to meet his targets. "Being at the coalface for this length of time has provided me with the necessary experience and knowledge of the latest and greatest offerings in the print output solutions market to share this with the local community."Vogel’s duties as sales manager include ensuring that sales representatives are properly trained, administrative responsibilities such as budgeting and performance evaluations, fostering inter-departmental relationships, handling marketing and public relations within the region as well as managing regional Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives.Says Vogel: "You are only as good as the people that surround you. I believe that when you spend quality time with your people on a regular basis, together with a focused effort towards developing them as individuals and making sure they fit into the right jobs, your business automatically starts achieving the results that are expected."
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