Coulsen becomes Spandex CEO
Published: 2 June 2021 | No comments yet
Andrew Coulsen has worked in a variety of technology distribution roles
Sign, graphics and display supplier Spandex has appointed Andrew Coulsen to the role of chief executive officer with effect from 3rd May 2021. He succeeds Rod Larson, who served as CEO for 14 years and remains with the business as executive chairman.
Australian-born Coulsen has served since 2009 as CEO of NTT – Europe, a technology service company. He is also a non-executive board member of Tungsten Networks, a publicly-listed UK entity. His career has been focused in the technology distribution sector, with experience that includes go-to-market, finance and operations. Based at Spandex’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Mr Coulsen has worked in Australia, USA, Germany, the UK and Switzerland.
Rod Larson commented, ‘It has been my privilege and pleasure to serve Spandex as CEO for the last 14 years, during which time our team has driven significant growth, expanding into diverse new vertical markets, extending our presence to 20 countries, building our portfolio of brands, and optimising our distribution and service infrastructure to give the best possible choice and support to our customers around the world. The time has come to transition to a new CEO who can take Spandex forward and meet our ambitious objectives for the business. Andrew is an exceptional commercial leader who is the perfect choice to lead the overall strategic direction and development of the company in the years to come.’
Mr Coulsen added, ‘It’s my pleasure to join Spandex and to have the opportunity to head up a growing business with such a strong track record and an outstanding team. Our focus now is to grow our European and North American operations as well as to expand in new geographies, bringing our exceptional brand portfolio and service excellence to even more customers worldwide. I’m excited to lead Spandex on the next stage of its successful journey.’