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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

The sun keeps shining, the kids have gone kicking and screaming back to school and the channel appointments keep coming

This week sees activity at a senior level in distribution and the world of telecoms, along with some moves at Crayon and BNP Paribas.

The distributor has appointed William Amelio as its CEO on a permanent basis. He had been carrying out the job in an acting role since July. "“For me, Avnet is all about passion and possibilities. We have an experienced management team and an engaged workforce comprised of talented employees who are dedicated to serving our customers, suppliers and partners. By better aligning these resources with our competitive solutions specialist, embedded and supply chain strengths, Avnet will undoubtedly be positioned to achieve profitable growth for our shareholders and deliver upon the ever growing market potential in our industry," he said.

Roger Perton has been appointed by Crayon UK as channel sales director with a brief to grow the firm's indirect business. His first task will be to help launch a partner academy to try and help more resellers get to grips with software asset management and compliance. "Whilst, it’s clearly still early days for me to go into great detail about my plans, I can say that we will be looking to announce a fresh and innovative Partner Academy...This will include some excellent incentives for the organisations themselves, but also for their sales people at an individual level.”

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK
The finance firm has appointed Mike Quinn as head of risk, which involves overseeing the technology solutions division, which covers leasing telecoms and IT equipment. "One of the key challenges will be managing the fall-out from our decision to leave the EU, however I’m confident that we will be able to minimise the impact on our customers and ourselves, and continue to give British businesses access to the assets they need to succeed," said Quinn.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
The communications firm has hired Matthieu Destot in a global sales and marketing role and Nicolas Brunel has come on board to head the communications business division. Both are moving internally with Destot recently having been running the communications business division and Brunel having led the medium, large and vertical business unit in that division.Both will report to CEO Jack Chen.

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