SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

Westcon Group, Inc.

November 29, 2010 09:30 ET

Westcon Group's Dean Douglas Named One of "Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry" by Everything Channel's CRN

President and CEO Named Among "Top 25 Mavericks"; Recognized for Brash and Bold Thinking Changing the Rules of the Channel

TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - November 29, 2010) - Westcon Group -- the market's leading specialty distributor in data center, networking, security, mobility, and convergence -- today announced that Dean Douglas has been named one of the "100 Top Most Influential Executives in the Industry" by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine. Douglas is recognized in the sub-category of "Top 25 Mavericks," singled out for his vision and bold thinking that is changing the rules of the channel.

Dean Douglas has been at the helm of Westcon since 2008. He brings more than 30 years' experience in the professional services, distribution, and telecommunications markets. Prior to Westcon, Douglas served in an executive capacity with IBM, Motorola and LCC International.

At Westcon, Douglas is focused on evolving the company beyond that of a typical distributor. Westcon is committed to helping customers navigate the complex markets of cloud computing, networking, unified communications, network and data security, and network-centric, computing-driven data centers. Westcon will invest in capabilities and infrastructures, such as its LEAP Centers, to drive a broader relationship with both vendors and resellers. The annual listing from CRN recognizes executives who have changed how the channel does business through engineering, blockbuster acquisitions, developing breakthrough technology initiatives and spear-heading aggressive channel sales expansions -- significantly altering the balance of power in the technology business. 

"CRN has always been the market's most respected source for news and analysis on the distribution and reseller marketplace. They're widely respected as the 'go-to' source for those trends shaping the channel now and in the future," said Dean Douglas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Westcon Group. "We are extremely honored that CRN has chosen to recognize Westcon as one of the key visionaries in this space."

"As the IT channel continues to evolve, we salute the market influencers leading the charge for improvement to the overall health of the channel. Everything Channel's Top 100 Most Influential list recognizes those executives whose influence and innovation have made a positive impact on channel growth, leading to significant strides in the IT industry. From influential and innovative executives to sales leaders and channel mavericks, these 100 individuals have demonstrated the dedication, foresight and calculated risk-taking that makes us proud to be a part of the IT channel," said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.

The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the industry were selected by the editors of CRN. Winners were announced in the November 29 issue of CRN. To read about the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the industry, go to

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About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in data center, networking, security, mobility and convergence for the market's premier technology vendors, including Cisco, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Comstor business unit -- as well as Westcon Security and Westcon Convergence 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 (VoIP), security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit

Contact Information

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