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THQ heads South


Opens office in Madrid

THQ Wireless, a leading publisher of Java mobile games and a subsidiary of video game publisher, THQ  Inc, announces the opening of the company's first office in Southern Europe and the appointment of a new territory manager. 

Lionel Maestri has been appointed Territory Manager for THQ Wireless in Southern Europe.  He will head up the new Madrid office, which will provide THQ Wireless with a centre from which to direct and manage activities throughout Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Greece. 

Mr. Maestri has nine years experience in the mobile industry, four of these having been spent specialising in mobile entertainment.  Prior to joining THQ Wireless, Lionel Maestri held a business development role for In-Fusio.  He has also worked for RealTime, a Danish company offering messaging, gaming and multimedia services, and was in charge of Gemplus' mobile business unit for Spain and Portugal.

Commenting on THQ Wireless' move into Southern Europe, Adam Comiskey, General Manager (EMEA) said:  "Lionel has outstanding experience in the mobile sector which will prove important to us as we seek to expand our presence in this region.  He will be responsible for building the business throughout existing THQ Wireless distributors as well as developing new relationships with telecommunications companies, media organisations and handset manufacturers."

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