Vice President & General Manager
Toshiba Digital Solutions Division
Michael E. Durance is vice president and general manager of Toshiba Digital Solutions Division (DSD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS). As the leader and visionary of the division, Mr. Durance is charged with bringing together the core strengths of Toshiba’s market-leading telecommunications, hotspots, PDA and laptop products in bundled mobility solutions that deliver on the promise of the mobility value proposition.
In his role at Toshiba, Mr. Durance oversees product management, marketing, sales, distribution and customer support for Toshiba telecom and mobility products and services, which are available through its extensive nationwide network of Authorized Toshiba Dealers.
Mr. Durance brings to Toshiba proven strategic vision and 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Toshiba, he was corporate vice president of Integrated Solutions Group Business Development for ADC Telecommunications, Inc., a data transmission products company based in Minnetonka, Minn.
He was previously senior vice president of Global Consulting Services and Enterprise Products for Saville Systems, a telecommunications software company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. While at Saville Systems he also held the positions of managing director/senior vice president – Asia Pacific and vice president of Product Management and Deployment.
Mr. Durance also spent over nine years in senior management positions at Nortel Networks Corporation of Brampton, Ontario, where he was instrumental in the introduction of the Norstar product.
Mr. Durance has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce
degree in Marketing and Management from the University of Windsor in Windsor,
Ontario as well as Certificates in Telecommunications, Personnel Development,
and Organizational and Career Development.