PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips Professional TV and Philips Digital Signage products, software, and innovations, is delighted to announce the appointment of highly experienced AV sales and company leader, Vince Schuster, as its new Commercial Vice President, Professional Displays North America.
With a career spanning more than 25-years, Vince brings invaluable additional industry knowledge and experience to the PPDS team in North America, as well as the wider global company.
Leading PPDS into a new era of growth in North America, Vince – an AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist, Digital Signage Display Expert, and certified in Imaging Science Foundation- Commercial – is a notorious and highly respected figure in the AV industry, with a proven track record for driving increased revenue, profit and sustainable growth, at some of the world’s most influential AV/IT organizations specializing in digital signage and visual display technologies.
“I am thrilled to welcome Vince to the PPDS team,” said Chris Colpaert, PPDS General Manager. “Vince is a natural leader, and his knowledge and experience of the AV industry are second to none. North America is an important and growing market for PPDS and we see some incredible opportunities ahead with our ever-evolving portfolio of display solutions. Vince was the standout choice to support our ambitions and to take this company to the next level in North America and achieving its potential.”
PPDS has experienced significant growth in North America in 2021, becoming a trusted Pro TV, Digital Signage and LED brand of choice for a growing number of market verticals.
“I’ve worked in this industry for more than 25 years, and I can candidly say I have never been more excited or enthusiastic about the opportunities that lay ahead with PPDS,” said Schuster. “Philips has always been a brand that leads from the front, and is a company synonymous with quality, innovation and an eye on the future – three invaluable pillars. PPDS’ portfolio is making some big waves in North America and forcing other, arguably more established competitors, to rethink the way they do business.”
“The company’s focus on providing complete solutions, not just displays, that are designed to meet the specific needs for specific markets, using invaluable market research and customer feedback to overcome traditional frustrations and challenges previously experienced, while keeping an eye on the future for added RoI and longevity, puts PPDS in a unique and hugely advantageous position. More and more customers are reaping the benefits of PPDS’ portfolio and I look forward to extending that reach and bringing more long-term value to the wider North American market.”