Patton Names Benoit Souffree as New Nordic Director
In the Nordic region’s booming network technology market, Mr. Souffree is tasked with
expanding Patton’s business operations and revenues.
NIEDERWANGEN, SWITZERLAND: Patton Electronics—US manufacturer of UC, cloud, and IoT enabling solutions for carrier, enterprise and industrial networks—has named the former OneAccess and Novell executive,
Benoit Souffree, to direct sales and business development activities amidst a
booming network technology market throughout the Nordic
is at an exciting inflection point... with decades of experience helping
businesses transition to new-generation technologies, Patton is strategically positioned to
provide cloud-enabled and on-premise solutions for carriers and ISPs.”
Director of Sales
Patton Electronics Co.
Today’s announcement follows the recent Digital North conference in
Oslo, where digitalization ministers from the Nordic and Baltic countries signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement.
According to NordicVenture.net the Nordic region includes the world's most advanced technology
nations. With strong, stable economies, the five Nordic nations make up the eleventh largest economy in the world today.
Over the course of his career Mr. Souffree has served many tier-1 telecom carriers, including Vodafone, Deutsche Telecom, Orange, TeliaSonera, Telenor, and Telefonica.
“Patton is at an exciting inflection point,” said Benoit Souffree. “The company is strategically positioned to become the preferred provider of cloud-enabled and on-premise solutions for major telecom carriers and ISPs.”
Prior to joining Patton, Benoit served as Chief Sales Officer at OTN Systems, Sales Director N-EMEA at OneAccess, Sales Director EMEA at Option NV and Country Manager at Novell.
“Patton has decades of experience in helping businesses make transition to new-generation technologies,” Mr. Souffree explained.
Souffree joins Patton with more than 25 years of international senior sales management and management experience within the Software and Telecom Industry.
“By anticipating shifts in the rapidly evolving communications technology industry, Patton has grown into a leading technology provider of next-generation unified communications enterprise solutions,” Souffree observed.
Mr. Souffree holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, a Master of Applied Economics and a Master of Business Administration from Vlerick Management School.
Conducting business from the Patton-Inalp office in Niederwangen, Switzerland, Mr. Souffree can be reached via
email, phone (+41 31 985 25 75) and
Earlier this month, Patton announced its collaboration with Communications Supply Service Association (CSSA), which makes it easy for independent US telecom operators to transition to All-IP telephony.
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Patton is all about connections. It is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions—complemented by unrivaled customer service and technical support. Incorporated 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets that connect "this-with-that," to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects subscribers to service-providers. Patton's specialty is interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with new-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media technologies.
Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton equipment—including VoIP,
Ethernet extension, and wireless router technologies—is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide. Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon,
Australia and the USA.
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