Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, announced that Scott Shainman has been named president of Getac North America. Shainman has spent the last four years at Getac, first as Getac’s director of channels for North America, where he expanded the company’s partner ecosystem, and most recently as senior director of sales for North America. During his tenure at Getac, Shainman has provided essential leadership and fostered innovative business initiatives to further position Getac as a leading manufacturer in the rugged device market leading the company to achieve record sales growth.
Shainman is an 18-year industry veteran, including his previous position as director of worldwide channels and strategic alliances at General Dynamics Itronix. In 2011 and 2015 he was named to the prestigious list of Channel Chiefs by CRN magazine.
“We are pleased to have Scott take the lead role in our U.S. headquarters,” said Rowina Lee, CEO of Getac Regional Offices. “Scott has been an essential part of Getac’s unprecedented growth during the four years he has been with the company. As president, his industry knowledge, creativity and experience, along with his proven track record for success, will help guide the company forward.”
“Getac continues to innovate and expand its product line to support new markets, and I am honored to be given the responsibility to continue the company’s upward trajectory,” explains Scott Shainman. “Our new Veretos in-car Mobile Video System for law enforcement is a perfect example of how Getac is expanding on its core technologies to provide new solutions to our customers. My job, at least in part, will be to continue this expansion and innovation,” Shainman added.
Getac has solidly positioned itself as the world’s second-largest manufacturer of rugged devices and continues to enter new markets and provide innovative solutions for new and existing customers. The company’s new Veretos Mobile Video System (MVS) and thin and light fully rugged laptops and tablets represent the company’s latest innovations.
Getac also established the industry’s first five-year bumper-to-bumper warranty on parts and labor for all its rugged notebooks, tablets and hand-held devices. The warranty has helped government agencies, municipalities and utilities companies manage capital improvement budgets by ensuring that no additional expenses are incurred through the purchase of Getac devices for five full years.
Getac Inc. is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2014 consolidated revenue $29.4 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac’s business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablets and rugged handheld and mobile video system devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance, field-service and health care customers. For more information visit getac.com.