Jon Pritchard joins back Dean Douglas at Unify
Unify has appointed Jon Pritchard to lead the company's global channel program. As executive vice president of worldwide channels, Pritchard will be responsible for all indirect channel activities, from small and medium business (SMB) markets to large scale alliance relationships, with the objective of developing strong, successful partnerships in all of Unify's markets. Previously president of Cisco VAD Comstor, Pritchard brings over 25 years of channel expertise to Unify with a track record of driving solid growth globally. At Comstor, he was responsible for global operations of Westcon's Cisco dedicated business practice, including operational and strategic sales programs, marketing and business development initiatives, business segmentation planning and organizational development. He reports to CEO Dean Douglas, who also came across from Comstor at the end of 2013.
Panduit appoints Comstor
Working together in several countries in the past, cabling and infrastructure provider Panduit has expanded its partnership with Cisco VAD Comstor to whole Europe. Panduit solutions are from now on available in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Westcon Group names Dolph Westerbos new CEO
VAD Westcon Group has named industry veteran Dolph Westerbos as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. With more than 20 years of B2B services and channel leadership experience at companies ranging from Dell to Brambles and ModusLink, Westerbos succeeds Dean Douglas, who will be leaving to become CEO of telecom vendor Unify (formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications). Westerbos comes to Westcon Group from Brambles and CHEP, where he served as Group President of Asia Pacific and EMEA for the supply chain and pooling solutions provider. As Westcon's newest executive, Westerbos will build upon the company's leadership in value-added distribution – with more than €3 billion in revenue and presence in 60 countries across six continents.
A new sales director for Comstor
Germany: following the departure of Carsten Schulz to Avaya and Jörg Richter to TD Azlan as networking BU director, Cisco VAD Comstor has hired Martin Venmann from Cisco as new sales director for the DACH region.
Comstor lifts datacenter and cloud practice to new heights with X-IO
Cisco VAD Comstor has signed an agreement with X-IO. Effective immediately, Cisco resellers across EMEA have the ability to drive accelerated revenue via access to "Intelligent Storage Element" technology from X-IO. The announcement ensures resellers can meet increased customer demand for cost-effective, high-performance storage solutions supporting data center and cloud initiatives. The initial partnership is aimed at France, Germany and the United Kingdom and is expected to expand across EMEA during the next several months.