New appointments for GTDC
The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) has appointed Westcon President and CEO Dean Douglas as vice chairman of the GTDC and Esprinet CEO Alessandro Cattani as a new executive committee member. Douglas and Cattani will help lead the strategic direction of the GTDC – an association of the world's biggest technology distributors, which annually generate more than €99 billion in worldwide product and services revenue.
Jens Montanana appointed Chairman of Westcon Group
Westcon Group, a global VAD in unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions, has appointed Jens Montanana as its new Chairman. Jens is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Westcon's parent, London and Johannesburg- listed Datatec Limited - which he developed into a global ICT solutions and services leader with more than 6,500 employees worldwide. During his tenure at Datatec, Westcon has become one of the market's leading specialty distributors in the channel, with revenues of approximately €3 billion. Jens replaces John McCartney, who will remain a Non-Executive Director of Westcon.
Westcon appoints Christopher Green as new divisional head of security BU
Middle East: VAD Westcon Group has appointed Christopher Green as the divisional head for its security BU. In this role, Mr. Green will manage the sales and pre-sales teams for Westcon's portfolio of Juniper, Blue Coat, Dell SonicWall and Kaspersky solutions, in order to grow Westcon's share of the regional IT security market. Prior to joining Westcon, Christopher Green spent nine years serving in various top level sales roles at Avnet (recently closed) which included Sales Manager, Gulf and Levant at HP Enterprise Server, Storage and Networking and Middle East Sales Manager at Computer Components and Integrated Solutions (CCIS). His local experience of over seven years has given him keen insights into channel related operations and the planning and execution of go-to-market strategies tailored for success in the highly competitive regional channel market.
Westcon signs with AT&T
Middle East: network and security VAD Westcon Convergence has inked a distribution agreement with AT&T Cabling Systems. In terms of the agreement, Westcon Convergence will supply channel partners in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Yemen with AT&T Cabling Systems' entire product array.
Westcon signs with Mobilis
Middle East: network, POS and telecom VAD Westcon has inked a distribution deal with French protection case vendor Mobilis. Mobilis products will integrate its industrial authentication portfolio.