Ex-Westcon boss Shakespeare pops up at Norbain

IP video and CCTVdistributor Norbain has appointed former Westcon EMEA executive vice president Barry Shakespeare as its new managing director to replace chief executive Alun John, who has been managing the firm pending the appointment. John will now concentrateon group strategy and further expansio

IP video and CCTV distributor Norbain has appointed former Westcon EMEA executive vice president Barry Shakespeare as its new managing director to replace chief executive Alun John, who has been managing the firm pending the appointment.

John will now concentrate on group strategy and further expansion in Norbain's existing and planned markets, the firm said.

A 30-year industry veteran, Shakespeare has also worked extensively with vendors including Nortel and Honeywell. John said: "This combination of skills and experience will be critical in the development of Norbain's service offering as the IT and security markets converge."

Setting out his stall, Shakespeare added: "Continuing to supply our customers with the mix of solutions they require is at the top of our agenda, particularly in these changing times of technology transformation."

Shakespeare left Westcon in February 2009 after tendering his resignation in a boardroom shake-up.

Since leaving the firm he has been concentrating on his management consultancy business, Pengate, and also served as a non-executive director at software licence renewal automation outfit Aspire Technology until October 2010.

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