Westcon Group announces intent to acquire Intact Integrated Services
VAD Westcon Group has announced its intent to acquire Intact Integrated Services, a provider of project, support, and managed services to the ICT and Cisco channel industry, formerly a direct subsidiary of Westcon's parent company Datatec. The deal ought to strengthen Westcon's commitment to partner-led services offerings, empowering reseller customers with broader services capabilities. Headquartered in the UK with offices in Germany, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Intact works with telcos, OEMs, system integrators and VARs – helping to generate new revenue, deliver complex technology projects, and support global initiatives. A specialist in the Cisco channel, the company provides white-label services and support centered on networking, data center/cloud and collaboration technologies. Intact becomes a critical piece of Weston Group's Global Services Solution Practice, led by Executive Vice President Pedro Galatas. Helping partners expand their business, the company's focused areas include: Security, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Data Center, Cloud, and Global Deployment.
Comstor promotes Kind
Germany: Cisco VAD Comstor has promoted Thomas Kind as business development manager in charge of Cisco Borderless Network und Security products.
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.