GTDC Announces New Appointments

GTDC Announces New Appointments 
ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/13 --  The Global
Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) today announced the
appointment of Westcon President and CEO Dean Douglas as vice
chairman of the GTDC and Esprinet CEO Alessandro Cattani as a new
executive committee member.  
Douglas and Cattani will help lead the strategic direction of the
GTDC -- an association of the world's leading technology
distributors, which annually generate more than $130 billion in
worldwide product and services revenue. The organization is dedicated
to defining and promoting the role of wholesale distribution in the
technology channel.  
"Westcon and Esprinet have been respected member companies of the
GTDC for some time now, and we value the relationship we've developed
with them over the years," said GTDC CEO Tim Curran. "As we continue
our mission to help our members and vendors strengthen their
partnerships and address industry-wide issues and opportunities, we
are excited about Alessandro joining the executive committee and
Dean's new role as vice chairman." 
Prior to joining Westcon -- a distributor of unified communications,
network infrastructure, data center and security solutions -- in June
2008, Douglas served as CEO of LCC International, a wireless service
provider engineering services firm. He has also held global executive
roles at both IBM and Motorola, and has spent time based in the U.S.,
Europe, and Asia. Dean graduated from the University of Mississippi
with a bachelor's of business administration degree. 
As CEO of Italy-based Esprinet SpA, Cattani oversees the company's
engagement in the wholesale of information technology products and
consumer electronics in Italy and Spain. Cattani graduated from the
Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan with a degree in
electronics engineering and completed a master of management degree
from the Scuola di Direzione Aziendale dell'Universita Bocconi in
For more information on the GTDC, its members and executive
committee, visit 
About The Global Technology Distribution Council 
 The Global
Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) is the industry consortium
representing the world's leading tech distributors. GTDC members
drive more than $130 billion in annual worldwide sales of products,
services and solutions through diverse business channels. GTDC
members include AB S.A (WSE: ABPL), ABC Data, ALSO Holding AG (SIX:
ALSN), DCC SerCom, Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), Avnet (NYSE: AVT),
Computer Gross Italia, Computerlinks, Copaco N.V., D&H, Esprinet
(PRT.MI), Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), INTCOMEX, Officer Distribuidora,
Redington (BSE: REDI), SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), ScanSource
Mobile Group, Westcoast LTD and Westcon.  
Chuck Miller
(727) 432-4097 
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