Global Distributor Westcon Appoints New UK Managing Director
Experienced channel executive looks to deliver greater opportunities for development & growth of partners, vendors & people
Westcon-Comstor, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data centre solutions, has appointed Antony Byford to the new position of Managing Director, Westcon UK & Ireland. The appointment, as part of Westcon-Comstor’s strengthened partner-focused, go-to-market strategy, reports to Rene Klein, SVP Westcon Europe, and provides the Westcon business with greater focus and direction. Byford brings 23 years’, full spectrum, channel experience, to the role as well as a deep understanding of the security, communications and networking markets, and a thorough knowledge of cloud and service delivery options.
Rene Klein commented:
“Antony brings a fresh perspective to a new chapter in the evolution of our Westcon business. He has a great record in creating opportunities for growth and development, he understands the channel landscape, and knows how to build and lead high-performing teams”.
“His experience, drive, and talents are the ideal fit for us as we evolve our services in the coming year and leverage the opportunities our recent investments in systems present. Partners can look forward to even greater levels of support and value from Westcon.”
“The Westcon name is a byword for partnership, service and added-value. Having met Rene and understood the business’ vision and direction, the plans for service innovation and the strength of relationships with partners and vendors, I’m thrilled to be investing my time and energy into its future.”
“We have one of the strongest, solutions-oriented and service driven propositions in distribution that is only going to get stronger. As we create new opportunities through innovation in our services, our delivery capabilities and technology eco-systems we can all develop, grow and profit. Couple this with such a talented, service committed team and we’re in great shape to forge ahead, deliver even more for more partners, and ensure Westcon remains the pinnacle of innovation and added-value in distribution.”
Westcon-Comstor is a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking and Data Center. The company is transforming the technology supply chain through its global capabilities in Cloud, Global Deployment and Services. Westcon-Comstor has teams in 50 countries, combining expert technical and market knowledge with industry-leading partner enablement programs. Collaborating with its partners in a unique engagement model, Westcon-Comstor strives to provide an exceptional partner experience in delivering results together. The company goes to market under the Westcon and Comstor brands.