SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

Westcon Group, Inc.

March 17, 2010 09:32 ET

Westcon Group Names Bob Clinton Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer

Former Motorola and CA Executive Will Oversee Global Marketing Organization, Implementing "Customer-Centric and Data-Driven" Philosophy

TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) -  Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that Bob Clinton has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Westcon Group. In this position, he has responsibility for Westcon Group's entire global marketing organization, including its Comstor, Westcon Convergence and Westcon Security business units. Clinton's appointment comes as Westcon Group celebrates its 25th anniversary this June.

Clinton brings a strong and extensive background within the technology industry to Westcon, having spent over 25 years in key executive roles at Codex Corporation, Motorola, Inc., and CA, Inc. During his tenure at Motorola, he served in a variety of management positions of increasing responsibility including product marketing, strategic planning, field and channel sales and marketing, and vertical marketing. In 1994, he co-founded Motorola.com and led several of the company's customer-oriented global online initiatives. While at CA, he held several key executive positions with global responsibility, the most recent of which was as senior vice president of marketing planning and operations.

"I am delighted to have someone of Bob's caliber and expertise become part of the Westcon Group management team as we implement our aggressive growth strategy for the coming decade," noted Dean Douglas, president and CEO of Westcon Group. "Bob's extensive marketing background combined with his industry experience will be invaluable given the rapid changes in today's technology markets. His leadership qualities, analytical skills, and customer-centric mindset will have a very positive impact in defining how Westcon is constantly committed to improving how we engage with our partners and customers around the world." 

"I am very excited to be joining Westcon Group, a company that has built a legacy of success on anticipating the IT networking needs of its customers," added Clinton. "Ever since Westcon was founded 25 years ago, the company has stayed true to its philosophy of helping its customers be more competitive. As our manufacturer partners and customers approach a new decade, Westcon will continue to identify and deliver transformational technologies that help businesses become more efficient and profitable."

"My marketing and management philosophy has always been 'customer-centric' and 'data-driven,'" Clinton continued. "This encourages both customer intimacy and transparency of performance. In the drive towards continued operational excellence, our marketing efforts will focus on four core elements: communication, collaboration, consistency and commitment." 

Clinton holds an M.B.A. from Boston College, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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 www.westcongroup.com.

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