The Storage Networking Industry Association for Australia and New Zealand (SNIA ANZ) has announced that that Ingram Micro Australia and New Zealand's Terry Dunn will join the organisation's Board of Directors.
Dunn will assist the organisation to increase its activities in New Zealand.
Dunn recently joined Ingram Micro as General Manager - Server Storage Business Unit following Ingram Micro New Zealand’s acquisition of Value Added Distributors (VAD) earlier this year. He has worked in the IT industry since the early 1980s, was a founding Director of VAD and has worked with many of the major industry vendors.
"This is an important organisation, with a clear vision for growing the storage industry. I'm thrilled to have been invited to sit on the Board, and to be working closely with my peers to achieve the organisation's goals," Dunn said.
Craig Scroggie, Chairman of SNIA ANZ, said Ingram Micro's membership and Dunn's appointment “ ... demonstrates our intent to expand our value into the channel community, and has the added benefit of bringing a focus on New Zealand to our strategic programs. We look forward to providing a wide range of vendor-neutral content to Ingram Micro, its channel partners and their customers."
"With Ingram Micro's broad reach into the channel, its assistance in helping to drive SNIA ANZ's strategic education programs into the channel will be invaluable," he says.
“Our programs are facilitated by volunteer subject matter experts in their respective fields acting as industry evangelists. We need to harness the right expertise to continue providing impartial technology education and to expand the storage community knowledge base in this region. Having Terry Dunn on our Board, together with the industry expertise that Ingram Micro offers, will enable us to achieve that objective," Scroggie said.
"Ingram Micro fully supports SNIA’s mission to develop and promote standards, technology and education throughout Australia and New Zealand," says Jay Miley, VP and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand for Ingram Micro. "Terry will be a valuable addition to the Board of SNIA ANZ. He's tremendously experienced in this industry, and combines a thorough knowledge of the technologies, products and vendors with a deep understanding of industry issues."
Disclaimer: Simon Sharwood is a non-executive director of SNIA ANZ.