Broadliner Tech Data Europe has appointed Thomas Klein as the new Director GCC for the DACH region. Global Computing Components (GCC) is the specialist in Tech Data's portfolio, offering state-of-the-art component-based solutions and providing partners with a wide range of services and experts in a variety of vertical segments. Thomas Klein has been in the IT industry for more than 30 years and has specialised in the component business from an early stage. Klein draws on a wide range of management and sales responsibilities - including for NEC Electronics, MSC Gleichmann and MSC Technologies GmbH, which was acquired by Avnet Inc. in 2013 and now operates under the name Avnet Integrated. Most recently, the experienced manager was responsible for the EMEA region as Vice President Customer Management & Business Development. Hugo Graca, Vice President GCC Europe of Tech Data, commented on the new addition: "I am very pleased that we have been able to gain a highly qualified expert in Thomas Klein in the position of Director GCC. With his expertise and many years of management experience in the solutions business with components, we are ideally positioned to consistently pursue our strategy and continuously expand our business in DACH." For Michael Dressen, Senior Vice President & Regional Managing Director of Tech Data D/A/CH, Thomas Klein is the perfect addition to his management team: "with Thomas Klein, we are gaining the expert with whom we can realise the planned growth in our GCC business. His many years of expertise, his outstanding channel know-how and his networking in the components industry will be the basis for this. I look forward to working with him."
Thomas Klein, Tech Data GCC director for DACH