HTC Corporation has just announced the appointment of Minh Phan as the new channel sales manager for Australia and New Zealand.

Phan has worked previously as an account manager at LG Electronics, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining strategies to maximise handset sales and strengthen channel relationships.

Proceeding this he was account manager at Optus Singtel and NSW sales account manager for Cellnet, where he had a strong role in increasing the market share of the Cellnet company.

Overall Phan has over 10 years experience in sales and account management, and according to Anthony Petts, sales and marketing director at HTC, “he will continue to strengthen the relationship with HTC’s indirect retail channels and will also be in charge of developing and maintaining go-to market strategies to launch HTC branded accessories in Australia and New Zealand”.

Petts also expressed that this appointment has come at the perfect time for the company.

“He is joining our dynamic team at an important time in the company’s history, with HTC already launching the Touch HD and Dream in the first quarter of this year,” he said.

HTC are very excited about the new appointment and are confident Phan’s experience and passion will help strengthen relationships and develop exciting strategies for the 2009 product roadmap.