By Market Wire, October 01, 2013, 08:00:00 AM EDT
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 Milan.
For more information on the GTDC, its members and executive committee, visit www.gtdc.org.
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 (NASDAQ:SCSC), SYNNEX (NYSE:SNX), Tech Data (NASDAQ:TECD), 20:20 Mobile Group, Westcoast LTD and Westcon.
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