Westcon Group appoints Leigh Howard as managing director for Australia
Sydney, Australia, March 8, 2010 – Westcon Group has appointed Leigh Howard as managing director of Australia to replace Wendy O’Keeffe, who will continue to serve as executive vice president for the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. Howard will be responsible for expanding and driving Westcon Group’s growth by continuing to focus on its key technology practices of convergence, networking, storage and security in line with building out the company’s core vendor ecosystems.
Commenting on Howard’s appointment, O’Keeffe says, “Leigh has been with Westcon Group for 13 years working in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.”
"Westcon Group Australia has more than tripled its revenues in the past seven years since Leigh joined as national sales manager in 2002 and his significant contribution has greatly assisted in our growth."
“Leigh brings to the role a deep understanding of the business and the industry, and he has established excellent working relationships with our vendors, staff and customers. Leigh understands our opportunities for growth and innovation, as revealed in one of his new priorities, which is developing Westcon Group’s growing channel services business.”
Howard commented, “I want Westcon to continue to be a great business partner, to be easy to work with and to consistently delight our customers and vendors.”
About Weston Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility, convergence and storage solutions for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel and Avaya, Inc. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One business practices, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit http://www.westcongroup.com
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