Westcon Appoint Germany Chief

Westcon Group has announced that Thomas Schoon has been appointed general manager of Westcon Germany. Mr. Schoon will report to Barry Shakespeare, executive vice president Westcon Group Europe, and will be responsible for Westcon’s business operations and growth in the German and Austria marketplace.

Schoon, who has more than 12 years of experience in the IT and telecoms industry, previously served as Westcon Group’s vice president marketing, Europe and has held various other management roles within the organisation. He was recently responsible for the successful launch of Westcon Europe’s VoicePoint and SecurityPoint solutions programs, key elements of the distributor’s value proposition to vendors and resellers. In his new position, Thomas Schoon will be charged with managing every aspect of the day-to-day business including sales, professional services, training, marketing services and finance.

“Our objective within Westcon Germany will be to develop our product portfolio and solutions programs even further as the market continues to demand specialised knowledge in our core areas of technology expertise: networking, mobility, convergence and security,” commented Schoon. “We have an outstanding team to drive these initiatives forward as we help our resellers become more profitable and enable them to build on a foundation of success.”

Barry Shakespeare added, “Thomas has a very successful track record at both Comstor and Westcon Group. He brings an enormous amount of marketing and customer-facing experience into his new role. We plan to develop our solutions programs even further in Germany while helping resellers exploit what is still an underserved market.”

Amanda Giddins, EMEA Distribution Director of Nortel, added, “As a Westcon Partner, we have worked with Thomas for several years. His pragmatic, disciplined approach will be an enormous benefit to Westcon Germany as it continues to deliver highly valuable programs and services to both resellers and vendors alike.”

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