SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

Westcon Group, Inc.

May 24, 2010 16:58 ET

Westcon Group Promotes Bill Corbin to Executive Vice President, Global Vendor Relationships

In Expanded Role, Corbin to Manage Global Relationships for Key Strategic Vendors

TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - May 24, 2010) -  Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that it has appointed Bill Corbin to the position of executive vice president, global vendor relationships, Westcon Group. Corbin, formerly executive vice president of Comstor Worldwide, will continue to report directly to President and CEO Dean Douglas and will be responsible for driving and managing the company's key global vendor relationships.

In his previous position, Corbin played an integral role in helping Comstor, the Cisco-focused business unit within Westcon Group, strengthen and consistently grow its global practice with Cisco over the past several years. In his new role, Corbin will apply this successful practice model to a portfolio of Westcon Group's most strategic vendors.

From an operational standpoint, Corbin will manage a dedicated team of senior relationship managers who will drive and deepen the company's engagements with key vendors on a global basis. This globally focused overlay team will partner with, and complement, Westcon Group's strong local and regional relationships on a global basis. 

Dean Douglas, president and CEO of Westcon Group, Inc., commented: "The ability to leverage our extraordinary geographic presence, while optimizing our global vendor partnerships, is a critical component to our future success. By appointing Bill to this newly created position, we are demonstrating our commitment to our most strategic vendors and ensuring that these relationships are fully integrated at the local, regional and global level."

In addition to carrying Cisco's global product portfolio, Westcon Group is a leading multi-national distributor for other top networking and IT security manufacturers including Avaya, Polycom, Extreme Networks, Juniper Networks, Check Point, F5, RSA, Trend Micro and many others.

"As our customers continue to seek technology solutions that make their businesses more efficient and intelligent, we must continuously maximize the value of our key global vendor relationships wherever we do business," commented Bill Corbin. "My team will be responsible for ensuring that these relationships are optimized so local customers can leverage synergistic sales opportunities."

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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