Company also bolsters international team with promotion of John Massengale to Manager of Customer Satisfaction
Lindon, Utah – May 20, 2015 – AccessData Group today announced the appointment of industry veteran Abdeslam Afras as vice president of international markets. Afras will be based in the company’s Frankfurt, Germany office.
Afras, who has nearly 25 years of experience in business-to-business information technology, was most recently director of AccessData’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and India regions. He has served in the international markets division for AccessData since 2010.
“Abdes is a proven leader with robust experience leading international operations and sales organizations for some of the largest B2B technology companies in our industry,” said Keith James, executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for AccessData Group. “We’re fortunate that he is a member of our team and look forward to his leadership of our growing international markets business.”
In addition to his roles at AccessData, Afras has also served in management positions for the European business groups at Recommind, Data Room Services and Iron Mountain Digital. He studied computer science and economics at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt and earned an international degree from Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.
“AccessData’s international markets team serves customers in every major vertical market, law enforcement and government agencies,” said Afras. “The products in our portfolio pioneered digital forensics and litigation support more than two decades ago, and we continue to innovate in new and exciting ways. Our international team is able to work with customers worldwide to facilitate demonstrations and training sessions for our e-discovery, forensics and cybersecurity products.”
In related news, AccessData also announced the promotion of John Massengale to manager of customer satisfaction for international markets. Massengale, who has served in a number of roles at AccessData since he joined the company in 2006, will be transferring from the San Francisco office to the Frankfurt office. He will be tasked with ensuring that AccessData customers in non-U.S. markets receive a high level of personal attention and customer service.
“John has done a great job working with our customers in the U.S. and I’m confident that he will be a tremendous addition to our international markets team,” said Afras. “His appointment is another example of the investments that AccessData is making in our people and products so that we’re continually improving the experience of our customers worldwide.”
AccessData Group has pioneered digital forensics and litigation support for more than 25 years. Over that time, the company has grown to provide both stand-alone and enterprise-class solutions that can synergistically work together to enable both criminal and civil e-discovery of any kind, including digital investigations, computer forensics, legal review, compliance, auditing and information assurance. More than 130,000 customers in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations and law firms around the world rely on AccessData software solutions, and its premier digital investigations products and services. AccessData Group is also a leading provider of digital forensics training and certification, with its AccessData Certified Examiner® (ACE®) and Mobile Phone Examiner Certification AME programs. For more information, please go to www.accessdata.com.
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