SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

Westcon Group, Inc.

June 15, 2009 10:43 ET

Nortel Recognises Westcon Convergence for Channel Excellence

Garwood and Sames Recognised at Nortel PartnerFocus Event in London

LONDON--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that Dave Garwood and Claire Sames, members of the Westcon Convergence UK Nortel team, have been officially recognised by Nortel as bringing excellence to the channel. Garwood scooped the award for Best Channel Marketer, whilst Sames was awarded Best Distribution Account Manager. The awards were presented at a recent Nortel PartnerFocus event earlier this month in London.

Claire Sames, an account manager at Westcon Convergence, has been noted for her proactive and enthusiastic approach and outstanding support to Westcon Nortel channel partners. Garwood, Westcon's European Nortel Product Manager, was recognised for consistently producing excellent channel marketing materials.

Tim Brooks, General Manager of Westcon Convergence UK, commented: "Both Claire and Dave are very deserving of this public recognition by Nortel. Together, they impart a tremendous degree of knowledge and support to our Nortel resellers and this commitment has been unwavering in these current challenging times."

"PartnerFocus is a key event for Nortel; not only does it ensure we connect with our partners but it also gives us the opportunity to recognise their achievements," said Mario DiMascio, vice president, Enterprise Sales, Northern Region EMEA, Nortel. "On behalf of Nortel I'd like to congratulate Claire and Dave for all their dedication and hard work -- there can be no doubt their awards are well deserved. In addition, I'd also like to thank Westcon for the continuing support they have shown Nortel during recent months."

Jane Emerson, Sales Director of Nortel partner Proximity Communications, added: "Claire has become a very strong asset to Proximity. Not only does she consistently go the extra mile by taking ownership of our problems, she also helps drive sales -- which is essential in today's ever changing market."

About Westcon Group

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