Business report

TPV Group finalizes its purchase of PPDS

The exclusive global supplier of Phillips digital signage, interactive screens, live
view LED and Professional TV Products and Solutions sold its US business to a
100% subsidiary of the TPV Group.

It is a decision that inaugurates “a new phase of accelerated hypergrowth in North America” ​​for PPDS.

Operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of TPV, the world’s largest manufacturer of LCDs, the transfer of the PPE business means that PPDS US “will now utilize all manufacturing strengths and resources enjoyed by teams in other markets. PPDS international standards, including priority access to core components and materials for manufacturing continuity, and end-to-end supply chain systems enabling complete control and monitoring of logistics flows.

With the rotation, PPDS has set an ambitious goal of achieving a top three market position in North America.

This included “a series of significant internal management restructurings to support and facilitate expansion in key vertical markets (including hospitality, education, corporate and retail), as well as a number increasing number of high-level additions to its leadership teams.

In North America, these include:

 Bruce Wrywitzke, Director of Sales
 Joseph King, promoted new vice president dedicated to hosting PPDS
 Patrick VanTreese, Educational Sales Manager,
 Beth Donow, Supply Chain Manager
 Alison Maxson, Senior Director of Marketing
 Mitch Rosenberg, Director of LED and LCD Video Walls
 Adam Coleman, Solution Manager, LED and LCD Video Walls
 Jeff Handis, PPDS Channel Manager – Distribution & DMR

Helping to accelerate PPDS’ growth in North America, the US team will also receive support from PPDS’ newly announced global leadership team, comprised of Global Head of Business Franck Racapé, Head of Global Business Development and Marketing Martijn
Van der Woude and Robert Hsu, Head of Global Product Management.