SOURCE: Zones, Inc.

November 13, 2006 15:37 ET

Zones Appoints Thomas Lutz as VP Business Development

AUBURN, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- Zones, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZONS), a national provider of multi-vendor information technology products and services, today appointed Thomas Lutz as Vice President Business Development, reporting to Zones Executive Vice President Business Development Tom Ducatelli. Lutz will lead the Company's field-based business development organization focused on mid to large enterprise clients.

Lutz has more than 17 years of sales leadership experience within the IT products and services industry. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Sales for Dallas-based CompuCom Systems Inc., a $1.5 billion IT solution provider he joined in 2000. While at CompuCom, he led the company's East Region sales and service delivery organizations.

"Tom brings a wealth of IT sales and services leadership experience to Zones," Ducatelli said. "He clearly understands the market we are focused on and I'm confident he will develop the right mix of resources and clients to support Zones' growth strategies."

Prior to CompuCom, Lutz was a national sales executive with ComTel Technologies. His background also includes sales positions at Metromedia/ITT and Sprint. Lutz earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

"I am very excited to be joining the Zones team. Zones is in an excellent position to leverage its infrastructure and resources throughout the U.S. to provide one stop IT hardware- and software-based solutions to its clients," Lutz said. "I am looking forward to leveraging my expertise in this role and contributing to the continued development of this market segment."

About Zones, Inc.

Zones, Inc. is a single-source direct marketing reseller of name-brand information technology products to the small to medium-sized business market, enterprise and public sector accounts. Zones sells these products through outbound and inbound account executives, specialty print and e-catalogs, and the Internet. Zones offers more than 150,000 products from leading manufacturers including 3COM, Adobe, Apple, Cisco, Epson, HP, IBM, Kingston, Lenovo, Microsoft, Sony and Toshiba.

Incorporated in 1988, Zones, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn, Washington. Buying information is available at http://www.zones.com, or by calling 800-258-2088. The Company's investor relations information can be accessed online at www.zones.com/IR.

This press release may contain statements that are forward-looking. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated. These risk factors include, without limitation, future profitability and sales growth, account executive hiring and productivity, vendor support, competition, rapid technological change and inventory obsolescence, reliance on vendor relationships, increased expenses of being a public company, state tax uncertainties, reliance on distribution, dependence on personnel, potential disruption of business from information systems failure, and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the Company's filings with the SEC.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jessa Santeford
    Zones, Inc.
    Director Financial & Regulatory Reporting
    253-205-3000