Pat Button brings nearly two decades experience at critical juncture in convergence of consumer electronics
Mississauga, ON, March 12, 2009 — LG Electronics Canada today announced the appointment of Pat Button to the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Mobile Communications Group. With extensive experience at Bell Canada, Samsung and Sony, Mr. Button is a significant strategic hire for LG at a time when the convergence of consumer electronics is rapidly changing the industry landscape.
"Pat comes to LG Canada with a stellar record of successes at every point in his career, covering a multitude of electronic product categories,” said Mr. William Cho, President and CEO of LG Canada. “His deep understanding of the full internet and broadcast ecosystem will be critical to shaping LG’s mobile communication strategies and foreseeing consumer needs. I will enjoy working together with Pat as LG focuses on delivering products that find the perfect harmony of innovative technology and stylish design.”
Mr. Button has proven to be a leader in growing electronic product categories and accomplishing industry firsts during his 18 years in consumer goods. He joins LG Canada from Bell Canada where he was a VP Sales & Marketing for ExpressVu, Sympatico and Home Phone. Prior to that, he was at Samsung Electronics of Canada as the VP of Sales & Marketing for Consumer Electronics and Home Appliance Divisions. In addition, he brings 12 years of experience working at Sony of Canada in various roles, ranging from National Sales Management to General Manager of Marketing.
"LG Canada’s explosive growth in the past two years is a clear signal of focused leadership, which is what makes the opportunity to join LG so compelling for me. The dedication to understanding consumers and serving their needs is central to the company’s success,” said Mr. Button. “I look forward to working closely with my new LG colleagues and especially LG’s carrier partners to serve our mutual customers in the wireless handheld and portable computing categories."
About LG Electronics, Inc.
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 82,000 employees working in 77 countries around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $40 billion. LG Canada is comprised of four business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment and Business Solutions and has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit http://www.lg.ca/
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