SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

August 18, 2008 06:00 ET

D-Link Hires Nick Tidd, Former 3Com Executive, to Lead Canadian Business Sales

He Also Will Assist in Development of Overall North American Business-Class Solution Sales

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, today announced the hiring of Nick Tidd, former managing director of 3Com Canada, as general manager of business solutions for D-Link Canada. With more than 20 years of corporate sales experience, he also will play a major role in developing overall business sales strategies as vice president of North American channel development.

"We believe Nick's exceptional track record of experience and accomplishments in channel development and sales will bring fresh perspective, new ideas and effective strategies to D-Link's efforts to grow our business presence in Canada and maintain our leadership position in North America," said Keith A. Karlsen, executive vice president of D-Link's Systems, Inc.

According to Steven Joe, president and CEO of D-Link's North American operations, "Tidd is the latest example of the commitment we have made to further strengthen our business sales through the channel, which includes selling an ever-expanding line of end-to-end networking solutions through our growing network of value-added resellers, solution providers, distributors and retailers."

Tidd had been with 3Com Canada since it acquired U.S. Robotics in 1997, and also held the position of vice president of the marketing, distribution and consumer business units. His previous experience includes senior positions with SRT, Antares Electronics and asap Computer Products. He arrived at U.S. Robotics as part of the company's acquisition of Megahertz Corporation in 1996 where he founded its Canadian operations.

In addition to his role as a board member for various Canadian companies, he serves on the advisory board of Networld + Interop, helping to develop technology innovations and solutions, and on the Blueroads Channel Advisory Council.

Tidd, who attended Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, was named to VARBusiness Magazine's Top 75 Channel Executives last year.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet

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