SAMA Adds New Board Member

                          SAMA Adds New Board Member

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2013

Vartan Vartanian, President Industrial Market, Regional Sales & Services of
SKF, joined board.

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strategic Account Management
Association (SAMA) announced the addition of their newest board member, Vartan
Vartanian, President Industrial Market, Regional Sales & Services of SKF, at
the 49^th SAMA Annual Conference on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Westin
Diplomat in Hollywood, Fla.

"SAMA is very fortunate and extremely pleased to welcome Vartan Vartanian to
our Board of Directors," said SAMA President and CEO Bernard Quancard.
"Vartan's executive leadership qualities and deep understanding of how
measurable business value with strategic customers is created and delivered
globally, make him an invaluable asset to the organization."

Vartanian joined SKF in 1990. He is President of the SKF Industrial Market,
Regional Sales and Service since 2012 and a member of the SKF Group Executive
Committee since 2008. He has held a number of executive positions in Poland,
Czech Republic and Sweden. SKF Industrial Market, Regional Sales and Service
make up around 40% of the SKF Group's total sales. In various industrial
sectors Regional Sales and Service focuses on sales, business development,
engineering, and developing services and solutions that improve customer
productivity. It has primary responsibility for SKF distributors and channel
partners, with around 6,000 branches worldwide. He received a bachelor of
Applied Sciences-Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto.

In addition to Vartanian, SAMA's board members consists of Geoff Williams,
SAMA Chairperson of the Board, Vice President Global Enterprise Customers,
Schneider Electric-SGBD; Bernard Quancard, SAMA President & CEO; Rosemary
Henegan, former chairperson of the board, Director, International Sales &
Operations, Worldwide, IBM; Volhard Regulla, Global Managing
Director-Corporate Accounts, HP GmbH; Dennis Chapman, President & CEO, The
Chapman Group; Joe Coffey, Chief Commercial Officer, Gallus
BioPharmaceuticals; Dominique Cote, Senior Director, Operational Business
Strategy, Zoetis; Barbara Desmond, Global Practice Leader, Cushman &
Wakefield; Jim Ford, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Nalco; Stephanie
Fuller, Director of Global Business Development, Office Depot BSD; John
Gardner, Senior VP-Global Strategic Accounts, Emerson Process Management;
Cameron Hyde, Senior Vice President, Global Account Operations, Xerox
Corporation; Chris Jensen, Engineering & Manufacturing, Sr. Vice President &
Americas Industry Head, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation; Denise
Lodrige-Kover, Vice President-Global Strategic Account Management, Hilton
Worldwide; Jean-Philippe Machon, Executive Vice President, Distributors &
Installers Market Sector, NEXANS; Dr. Hajo Rapp, Senior Vice President Key
Account Management and Vertical Markets, Siemens; Michael Stevens, Senior
Partner, PMI; Dr. Kaj Storbacka, Founder and Chairman, Vectia Ltd.; Phil
Strlund, CEO, The Summit Group; John Summers, Vice President & General
Manager, Life Sciences, Johnson Controls, Inc.; Gary Summy, Director, Business
Development, Global Accounts Operations, Xerox Corporation; Allen Tuthill,
Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales & Business Development, Assurant
Solutions; and Carrie Welles, Vice President, Global Customer Management,
Think! Inc.

For more information on SAMA Board Members, please visit

About SAMA
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