TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty integration partners and resellers, today announced the company has appointed Jens Montanana as Chairman effective September 3.
Jens is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Westcon's parent, London and Johannesburg- listed Datatec Limited ("Datatec") -- 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 $4 billion.
Jens replaces John McCartney, who will remain a Non-Executive Director of Westcon.
Dean Douglas, Westcon Group President and Chief Executive Officer said:
"Jens has a long history with Westcon and played an instrumental role in the growth we enjoyed over the last 15 years. I am pleased he has agreed to take on the role of Chairman of the Westcon Group Board.
"On behalf of the Board I would like to thank John for his valuable contribution as Chairman during the past ten years. We are pleased to be retaining his expertise."
About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon's teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group's portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Brocade, Polycom, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit www.westcongroup.com.
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