Proximity Appoints Operations and Presales Specialists

Newbury based reseller Proximity Communications has announced the appointment of John Tonner as Head of Operations and Jon Stones as Presales Technology Specialist. Both appointments follow a period of continued business success for the company.

Darren Boyce, CEO Proximity Communications says: “The appointment of John Tonner and Jon Stones expands our combined company knowledge and experience considerably. John Tonner is an accomplished operations director with over 36 years IT industry experience, whilst Jon Stones brings with him 13 years experience, including 10+ years of working with the Nortel/Avaya product range. As the company continues to grow the need to recruit and retain highly experienced professionals with an affinity for our aims and customer service goals is imperative.”

John Tonner has extensive skills and experience in operations, project direction, telecommunications infrastructure roll-out and managed services, honed throughout a career working with the RAF and more recently with private sector organizations. John spent almost 10 years working on IT Infrastructure operations and management in the Defence and Space industry, led a team to complete the largest ever roll-out in Europe of RFID on behalf of the Royal Mail and also managed the largest managed service contract within Integrated Solutions in the UK.

John Tonner says: “I am very pleased to be joining Proximity, a company with an excellent portfolio of services, and I look forward to helping deliver best practice engineering with enhanced Service Level Agreements.”

Jon Stones joins Proximity following a role as Solutions Architect for Azlan and prior to that almost 10 years with value added distributor (VAD) of Unified Communications solutions, Westcon Convergence. Jon has considerable experience in data networking, unified communications and security, along with a strong background in Windows Desktop, Server and Application Software.

Jon Stones says: “The move to Proximity is an important opportunity for me to be part of a growing organization and a team that is committed to excellent levels of customer service and support. The client portfolio will also enable me to work with some sizeable organizations across a number of industry sectors.”