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Westcon aiming to increase UK support levels with fresh MD

Westcon has created the position of a managing director in the UK and Ireland to increase levels of support it can offer resellers

Westcon has shuffled its senior management pack appointing a fresh UK managing director as it looks to increase the levels of support it can offer resellers.

The distributor has confirmed that industry veteran Antony Byford has been given the new position of managing director role for Westcon UK and Ireland.

Byford's CV includes time at Computacenter, Tech Data and Zyxel along with more recent channel development roles at Stratus and Highlight.

Reporting into Rene Klein, svp of Westcon Europe, one of the main tasks for Byford will be to use the management position to increase the support that UK and Irish partners can expect to get from the distributor.

“Antony brings a fresh perspective to a new chapter in the evolution of our Westcon business.  He has a great record in creating opportunities for growth and development, he understands the channel landscape, and knows how to build and lead high-performing teams.  His experience, drive, and talents are the ideal fit for us as we evolve our services in the coming year and leverage the opportunities our recent investments in systems present.  Partners can look forward to even greater levels of support and value from Westcon," said Klein.

Byford commented that Westcon had already established a name in services and the ambition was to increase that under his leadership.

"We have one of the strongest, solutions-oriented and service driven propositions in distribution that is only going to get stronger.  As we create new opportunities through innovation in our services, our delivery capabilities and technology eco-systems we can all develop, grow and profit," he said.

"Couple this with such a talented, service committed team and we’re in great shape to forge ahead, deliver even more for more partners, and ensure Westcon remains the pinnacle of innovation and added-value in distribution," he added.

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