SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

Westcon Group, Inc.

June 23, 2010 10:01 ET

Westcon Group Establishes Global Operations and Logistics Unit to Help Partners Capitalize on Multi-National Opportunities

Simon Minett Will Lead Operational Arm Dedicated Towards Helping Organizations Leverage Global Inventory, Logistics and Cross Border Capabilities

TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) -  Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that it has created a dedicated global operations organization to help its multi-national partners and customers leverage its world-class inventory, logistics and cross-border capabilities.

Westcon Group's Simon Minett has been promoted to lead the new organization as executive vice president, global operations and logistics. In his new role, Minett will be responsible for ensuring that Westcon Group's global logistics and sales capabilities are seamlessly integrated across the entire organization and available to vendors, systems integrators and service providers in Europe, the Americas and emerging markets. 

Minett, who joined Comstor over a decade ago and has held senior executive positions including managing director, Comstor UK, chief operating officer, Europe and vice president of operations, Europe, will continue to report directly to Dean Douglas, president and CEO, Westcon Group. Separately, the company announced that Bernie Kelley, vice president of operations, Westcon Group, will continue to manage the operations and logistics organization in the Americas and Chris Leeming, vice president business operations, Westcon Group, will be responsible for Westcon Group's global distribution model. Both will report directly to Minett.

Dean Douglas commented: "Given our respected and well-established expertise in operational logistics, we are able to draw on an extremely talented and geographically diverse team of individuals as we look towards helping service providers and systems integrators achieve the next phase of growth. Simon Minett, who helped build and refine our EMEA logistics capability and who has a tremendous degree of operational experience, will lead this dedicated global business unit as we look towards establishing a world class global logistics offering that combines our Global Procurement Service and global supply chain operations."

"We are creating a dedicated operations and logistics organization in response to requests from our customers and vendors; this complements our global sales model," added Minett. "As these companies become more sophisticated and dependent on global business opportunities, they will increasingly come to depend on our logistics expertise, global reach and global sales capabilities."

Minett will continue to be based out of Westcon Group's Cirencester, U.K. offices.

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Comstor, Westcon Convergence, and Westcon Security 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

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