Rod Tonna-Barthet has assumed the newly-created position of CEO
Annodata has made a number of changes to its senior management team to help it achieve its target of becoming a “£100 million business in 2016”. Annodata’s former group sales director Rod Tonna-Barthet has assumed the newly-created position of CEO, while Geoff Slaughter has been made the new group sales director after joining from Canon.
In his role of group sales director Tonna-Barthet oversaw a significant increase in the company’s revenue. As CEO, “his remit will be to manage overall operations and ensure Annodata’s recent rates of growth are maintained and that future growth is sustainable”, the company said.
Annodata’s founders and shareholders Andrew Harman and Tim Harman will be focusing their efforts on “overseeing the corporate strategy, identifying acquisition targets and new growth opportunities”, the document management and IT services firm said.
Annodata chairman Martin St. Quinton said: “The past financial year has been marked by a number of big changes within the company, not least the acquisitions of Keltec and STS. These changes have presented us with a significant opportunity to grow the business, but to do that in a way that is sustainable, it’s critical that we’ve got the right leadership and management team in place.”
He said: “During his time with the company Rod has demonstrated very clearly his commitment to the firm and his business acumen. I therefore have no doubt that, as newly appointed CEO, he will lead Annodata’s continued success.
“In addition, Geoff Slaughter makes a very welcome addition to the Annodata team. His significant senior sales management experience with Canon puts him in good stead to spearhead Annodata’s advance into new markets.”
Slaughter has spent the last five years building the Global Service Division for Canon Europe and was successful in winning new contracts with large global corporations.