Bell Microproducts Appoints Ed Burke Vice President of North American HP Business Unit

    Company Expanding its HP Business Unit to Drive Mid-Market Growth, Assist
    HP in Recruiting Additional Partners and Increase Market Reach

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 4 /CNW/ -- Bell Microproducts Inc. (Nasdaq:  
BELM), one of the world's largest value-added distributors of storage and
computing technology, today announced it has appointed Ed Burke as vice
president of the company's North American HP business unit.  In his new role,
Burke is responsible for managing HP product and business development
throughout the company's distribution business.
    "Given our goal to grow the HP business division in North America, Ed is
a key addition to our management team," said Gary Gammon, senior vice
president of marketing, enterprise products for Bell Microproducts. "In
addition to impressive experience in the storage and server markets, Ed has
held director-level positions at HP in the past.  His depth of knowledge in HP
products along with years of industry experience in developing and
implementing programs to increase HP's reach in the marketplace will be a
tremendous asset to our expansion endeavors."
    Burke has twenty years of experience in sales, technical, and marketing
management, including several years at HP where he helped to strengthen the
company's storage channel.  Burke joins Bell Microproducts from Arrow ECS
where he served as the HP group director of marketing.  Prior to that, he
spent more than 14 years in various management positions at HP, Compaq and
Digital Equipment Corp.  While at HP, Burke served as director of advanced
technology as well as director of marketing for enterprise storage and server
    "I am excited to be joining one of the industry's most successful and
well-respected distributors," said Burke. "Given Bell Microproducts' business
strategy and focus, the company has demonstrated a commitment to driving
incremental business in HP enterprise storage and server sales.  Coming to
Bell Microproducts' HP division with a solid background working with HP
products gives me the ability to immediately add value to the team.  I look
forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead as we strive to advance the
company's leadership position in distributing HP solutions."
    About Bell Microproducts Inc.
    Bell Microproducts (Nasdaq:   BELM) is an international, value-added
distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services,
including storage systems, servers, software, computer components and
peripherals, as well as maintenance and professional services.  An
industry-recognized specialist in storage products, this Fortune 1000 company
is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.  In
2006, the company celebrated the sale of its 50 millionth hard disk drive,
setting a significant industry milestone.
    Bell Microproducts is uniquely qualified with deep technical and
application expertise to service a broad range of information technology
needs.  From design to deployment, its products are available at any level of
integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated,
tested and certified system solutions.  More information can be found in the
company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts Web site at

For further information:

For further information: Dena Jacobson of Lages & Associates, 
+1-408-492-1470,, for Bell Microproducts Inc. Web Site:

Organization Profile


More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890