Kensington Expands Executive Leadership Team, Appoints Matt McManus as Vice President of U.S. Sales

Enterprise, K-12, Direct Market Reseller (DMR) and Distribution Leader to Accelerate Next Phase of Market Growth in Desktop and Mobile Computing Accessories

San Mateo, CA, January 22, 2016 --( Kensington®, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ desktop and mobile computing accessories, today announced the appointment of Matt McManus as Vice President of U.S. Sales. McManus will be responsible for expanding the company’s footprint across business to business and consumer channels, including developing key vertical markets such as enterprise, government and K-12 education. He will do so through the development and implementation of strategic sales initiatives, as well as continued nurturing and expansion of successful resellers and other distribution channel partnerships. McManus will report to Ben Thacker, Vice President of Global Marketing & Product Management and U.S. Sales, Kensington.

“Matt’s track record speaks for itself. He has demonstrated leadership, fostered solid team cultures of accountability, and built relationships with partners, which has resulted in consistent results,” Thacker said. “His ability to grow new business while retaining key accounts, especially across strategically important areas for Kensington such as enterprise, K-12, DMR, and distribution, will be critical for driving growth in the highly competitive computing accessories market – a market that represents nearly $40 billion in sales in the U.S. and Europe.”

McManus brings a depth of experience across sales, marketing and business development to his new role at Kensington. Prior to joining the company, McManus served as a Principle Consultant at Velocity Channel Strategies where he was responsible for new go-to-market strategies that drove new revenue streams in the rapidly evolving cloud-based global ecosystems. McManus also held sales and marketing leadership roles at Fujitsu America and Gateway Computers where he was recognized as a UBM/CRN Channel Chief and was responsible for sales across full portfolios of solutions including client devices, enterprise infrastructure, and hybrid cloud. McManus holds an MBA from Florida State University.

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About Kensington
Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple.™ desktop and mobile computing accessories is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington's mobile security product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice, keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories, carrying cases and iPad/iPhone/iPod accessories. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington is the technology division of ACCO Brands, a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.

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