POLAR, established supplier of key industry brands to the installation, MI and professional audio markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Ostler as its new channel manager for UC products. With over 20 years’ experience in the video/web conferencing, unified communications and telecommunications industries, Andy brings with him a detailed technical network and infrastructure knowledge, combined with an acute sales savvy. Throughout his career, this dedicated, enthusiastic and charismatic professional has earned plaudits for his ability to lead teams, build capabilities and above all, to marry product-capability to client requirement. His wide-ranging experience of overseeing large-scale projects through from pre-sale to successful implementation, marks Andy out as an excellent asset for POLAR’s integrated solutions team.
Stuart Leader, director at POLAR integrated solutions offers a warm welcome: “This is a fantastic appointment for us. Andy is an operator of the highest calibre who’s work in UC and video-conferencing at companies such as Brother UK, Vidyo and Emblaze-VCON, has seen him develop a formidable skill-set. He is a very personable character who combines a customer-first approach with a clear enthusiasm for delivering solutions. There is no doubt whatsoever that with Andy at the helm of what is for us a fast-growing and very important channel, POLAR’s interests are in excellent hands.”
Andy Ostler looks ahead to the challenge: “I am excited to be joining the Integrated Solutions team and working with like-minded industry professionals. POLAR is a value-added distributor for video and audio solutions with some great exclusive product ranges – something that dovetails neatly with my background. Most recently I’ve been involved with managing a unified communications business unit, providing web and collaborations solutions as a service specialised within vertical markets. With an extensive knowledge of web/videoconferencing and associated integration with AV technologies, I believe that I’m well-placed to help POLAR deliver exceptional solutions and provide unparalleled support to channel customers.”