Infragistics hires regional manager, strikes strategic partnership in ANZ

Dean Guida, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Infragistics

Infragistics has reestablished its presence in Australasia with the hiring of tech industry expert Luke Hijikata to the role of Regional Manager – Australasia. Luke will help Infragistics better serve its existing client base and facilitate the company’s expansion throughout the region.

What were the executives’ thoughts on Luke’s hire?

He brings two decades of IT industry experience in New Zealand to the firm. Infragistics also named Aquion as its newest distributor for ANZ to deliver business critical software solutions.

“Luke brings extensive experience to our team as a manager and technical lead at one of the largest ICT providers in the region. We are pleased to welcome him as a senior leader focused on delivering value to our customers and we are delighted to have him spearhead our Australasia office,” said Dean Guida, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Infragistics.

Commenting on the appointment, Derek Campbell, IT Group Manager, Rider Levett Bucknall said, “We have relied on Infragistics WinForms components to provide unique capabilities for our desktop software for over 10 years. As we migrate our code base to new UI technologies, we look forward to continuing our partnership with Luke and Infragistics.”

What does Aquion bring to Infragistics’ portfolio?

Infragistics also announced a strategic partnership with Sydney-based software solutions distributor Aquion Pty, Ltd, which has been supplying software solutions since 2000.

Aquion provides the link between Infragistics’ market-leading enterprise software and thousands of resellers in the APAC region. Aquion represents products that are used by some 16 million developers, testers and operations engineers at some 32,000 organizations.

“We chose Aquion to distribute and support our enterprise software tools in Australasia because they have a long history of delivering high business value and technical expertise for business critical software solution providers. This partnership will make our enterprise-ready application design and development toolkits available to customers throughout the APAC region seeking to accelerate software design and development,” commented Guida.

“Aquion is proud to partner with Infragistics, whose tools for user interface development and multi-platform enterprise software products accelerate application design and development. Infragistics is a key pillar in the ongoing expansion of our software development distribution practice,” said Richard Thomas, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Aquion.

What is Infragistics’ product offering?

Infragistics enterprise software tools include:

  • Infragistics Ultimate enterprise-grade UI controls and UX design-development collaboration
  • Ignite UI UI components for building modern web apps
  • App Builder, WYSIWYG drag & drop design-to-code tool for building business apps
  • Indigo Design UX prototyping, code generation, and app development