Westcon has snaffled former Cisco bigwig Andreas Dohmen to fill the role of EMEA executive vice president at Comstor.
Dohmen - who is a qualified nuclear physicist on the side - served as Cisco VP of worldwide business operations and VP of European commercial business over a ten-year period, and has been working as a freelance consultant in his native Germany since last autumn.
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Reporting to Comstor president Jon Pritchard, Dohmen will take responsibility for managing all of Comstor’s Cisco business, and growing its presence in the market, with a particular brief to seek out new partner opportunities in the region.
Westcon president and CEO Dean Douglas said the firm had cemented its reputation as the “go-to” distributor for Cisco products due to the “quality and experience” of its management team.
“Andreas brings with him a deep understanding of what’s necessary for partners to effectively develop new revenue streams leveraging Cisco’s technology,” he said
Added Dohmen: “During my career, I've had the pleasure of working with Comstor on many occasions. I never cease to be amazed at their dedication and focus on partners – backed by an in-depth understanding of Cisco technology and business strategy. I'm excited to now be serving alongside this top-notch team.”