SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

Westcon Group, Inc.

February 22, 2011 09:00 ET

Dean Douglas, President and CEO of Westcon Group, Recognized as a Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN

TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) - Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, infrastructure and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced that Dean Douglas has been named a Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies. 

Douglas was chosen for his forward-thinking and strategic vision for Westcon Group -- leading the company to more than $3 billion in revenues in 2010. Key initiatives led by Douglas include launching Westcon's LEAP (Learn, Experience, Architect and Plan) "centers of excellence," driving the company's unique vision to help companies quickly achieve ROI from their virtualized infrastructures, and expanding Westcon's global footprint across 36 countries throughout Europe, The Americas, Asia/Pac and other emerging markets. 

This year's Channel Chiefs were chosen by the CRN Editorial staff. Applicants were judged based on policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

"When I joined Westcon Group three years ago, our vision was clear: Become the market's premier specialty distributor helping our reseller partners succeed in the increasingly complex data center, security and unified communications marketplaces," said Dean Douglas, President and CEO, Westcon Group. "We're honored to see the industry experts at CRN have chosen to recognize us for our strategic vision."

"The CRN Channel Chiefs list is a comprehensive listing of the leading channel executives at vendor organizations and their accomplishments," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "This prestigious list serves as a valuable must-read for solution providers looking to get to right contacts within the vendor community. We applaud this year's Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit The Channel Chief list was published in the February 21, 2011 issue.

About Everything Channel
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About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, infrastructure and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. The company'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, Juniper Networks, F5, Microsoft, Avaya, Polycom, RSA, Check Point and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit

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