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Kinly appoints Vel Johnson as managing director
Fri, 29th Jul 2022
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The company has reappointed Vel Johnson as managing director to drive US market growth and expansion.

Johnson comes out of retirement to support, strengthen and lead the Kinly US team forward into an exciting, globally aligned, new era.

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Johnson has held senior leadership positions in some of the world's leading multi-billion-dollar technology companies. He returns to this role, having originally relinquished the position in December 2021 as part of his semi-retirement plans after three years.

Based in Kinly's Cedar Knolls, New Jersey corporate office, Johnson says he was inspired to return to Kinly following positive discussions with newly appointed CEO Tom Martin, who revealed his ambitious growth and expansion plans for the company in the US market.

Nicknamed 'The Coach' by his colleagues, Johnson will lead a strong US team to develop and execute a more business and culturally aligned go-to-market strategy to mirror that deployed in Kinly's other global markets.

"With over 20 years of experience and supporting more than 2,500 clients, Kinly is a recognised and trusted global provider of fully tailored AV and video collaboration services and support," Kinly CEO Tom Martin says.

"We have identified opportunities in the US market, and under Vel's leadership, I have no doubt those opportunities and our ambitions as a company can be fulfilled.

"I'm delighted to welcome Vel back to the Kinly family," Martin adds.

"I am delighted to return to Kinly and to be entrusted by Tom to help guide this already burgeoning business on a new more deeply aligned journey to achieve even bigger and greater things in the US market," Johnson says.

"I was enjoying my retirement, but after the call from Tom, the opportunity to be part of something so special was simply too good to turn down.

"I feel determined and excited by what the future holds for my team and the company as whole."