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Infor gets new manufacturing channel manager

Gary Hopwood will drive the expansion of the Infor Partner Network (IPN)

Infor says about 20% of its licence revenue is generated through partners in the Infor Partner Network.
Infor says about 20% of its licence revenue is generated through partners in the Infor Partner Network.

Infor, a provider of business application software has appointed Gary Hopwood as the manufacturing channel manager for the Middle East.

Hopwood's appointment is part of Infor's strategy to grow its business in the Middle East region. In his new role, Hopwood will drive the expansion of the Infor Partner Network (IPN).

"Infor has seen incredible growth and momentum in the region as the micro-vertical strategy has been brought to bear on not only the various sectors within manufacturing but other industries as well," said Alain Raflé, regional vice president, EMEA Channels, Infor. "Combined with the new user interface, integration via ION and social business capabilities such as Infor Ming.le, our proposition for forward looking manufacturers in the Middle East is very strong indeed. In order to capitalise on this, we are looking for select partners that can match our passion for growth and Gary brings a wealth of experience to our Middle East operations.  We are very excited to welcome him to the team."

The company said about 20% of Infor's licence revenue is generated through channel partners in the IPN.