SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

Westcon Group, Inc.

June 08, 2009 11:53 ET

Westcon Germany Awarded Nortel "Distributor of the Year" for Second Consecutive Year

Westcon Recognized for Successfully Implementing Nortel Unified Communication Strategy and Increasing Strength of Its ConvergencePoint Program

MÖNCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that Westcon Germany was awarded Nortel "Distributor of the Year 2008." The award was accepted by Thomas Schoon, general manager of Westcon Germany at the Nortel Partner Event in Bad Brückenau, Germany last month. This is the second consecutive year Westcon received Nortel "Distributor of the Year."

Martin Böker, Vice President Southern Europe, Nortel Ltd., commented: "This year's 'Distributor of the Year' award goes to Westcon, a truly innovative and committed partner who continues to help develop opportunity in economically challenging times. Westcon's team was instrumental in helping deploy our Nortel Unified Communications and Hyperconnectivity strategies and continues to help us pursue aggressive recruitment and accreditation programs with resellers."

Thomas Schoon, General Manager, Westcon Germany, added: "We are honoured to receive 'Nortel Distributor of the Year' for the second year in a row. Westcon is the only distributor in Germany which runs a dedicated outside partner recruitment program on behalf of Nortel, and this award speaks to the overall strength of our ConvergencePoint program -- a dedicated resource for training, market resources and other materials to help resellers stay competitive."

Michael Fadai, CEO of Secure Networks Auvida, a German reseller, added: "Westcon is a competent and reliable partner which has supported our business for many years. By working with Westcon, particularly in the area of unified communications, we are able to offer our customers game changing solutions that positively impact business processes and increase revenue."

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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 and Comstor 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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