FalconStor Software, Inc. has announced the promotion of Guy Berlo to vice president  and general manager for its EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

In this role, Berlo will drive FalconStor’s sales operations within the region, as well as continue to build and foster relationships with strategic partners, including Munich-based Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH and Concat AG.  Berlo will work out of FalconStor’s Germany office in Munich, which is now the EMEA headquarters, and  oversee the company’s EMEA offices in France and the UK.

Berlo joined FalconStor in 2001, started up the German operations, and most recently served as vice president of sales and operations for FalconStor’s Central Region in EMEA.  He has extensive experience in the IT sector including management roles at Auspex, debis (Daimler Benz Interservices).

“We’re delighted to promote Guy to lead FalconStor’s EMEA region,” said Gary Quinn, president and chief executive office of FalconStor.  “Guy has proven to be a valuable asset to FalconStor over the past 12 years, working with customers to provide superior support and forming strategic alliances that help the company grow in this region.  We congratulate him and fully expect to see him thrive in this new role.”

“We have collaborated with FalconStor for more than 10 years to create and deploy storage virtualization and data protection solutions in enterprise environments,” said Olaf von Heyer, chief executive officer of Concat AG, a FalconStor channel partner in Germany.   “I’d like to congratulate Guy on his new role.  In all my experiences working with him, I believe Guy has the right experience and the right team in place to strengthen FalconStor’s position in EMEA.”