MacGeneration reports staff changes at Apple Europe.

The French-language Mac title reports that Apple's regional sales director for the "rest of Europe", John Perkins, is to take over as country manager of Apple France from September 1. He replaces previous incumbent, Jean-Rene Cazeneuve.

Perkins has been managing Apple's sales in: Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Nordic countries. Under his management, Apple's sales in these countries have achieved a growth equal to or above the industry average in Europe. It's hoped he will be able to return Apple's market share to that it had in the nineties, the report says.