Egbert du Toit has joined AIGS, the local distributor of Progress Software and EasyAsk, as business development manager. Du Toit joins AIGS from Software AG, where he was regional sales manager responsible for the agriculture and manufacturing vertical industries.
Du Toit has been in the ICT sector for 14 years, gaining extensive experience  with companies such as Dimension Data, Siebel and Software AG, and a brief period with Progress Software, as a solutions engineer focusing on integration and SOA governance solutions. He has spent the last few years in business development.
“We are delighted to have Egbert on board,” says AIGS MD Rick Parry. “We have known him for a long time and welcome his return to the Progress fold after a three-year absence. Our customers and partners know him well and have high regard for his skills, depth of knowledge and alignment with our solutions.
“The market and customers are ready as never before for our range of software solutions and those of our partners, and Egbert’s dedicated focus will ensure we deliver key solutions to our clients and enable them to become operationally responsive. He will actively seek a wide variety of business development opportunities and ensure our partners’ and customers’ interests are maximised,” adds Parry.
“With AIGS having assumed the distribution rights to Progress and EasyAsk, I see a great deal of scope for entrepreneurial flair and growth,” says Du Toit. “Rick and his team have run a tight and profitable business for more than a decade, and I aim to have a fundamental impact on the company’s growth and future success.”
Du Toit has a BSc in Computer Science and Personnel and Industrial Psychology, and an MBA.