Justin Anderson, marketing director at Computers Unlimited (CU), is to leave the Macintosh distributor by the end of the month to set up the UK division of Backweb.
Anderson, who has been with distributor CU for three years, has been appointed country manager for Backweb, the developer of Push Technology, which allows users to collect information directly to their desktop PCs, rather than surf the internet.
Anderson told PC Dealer: ?I shall be sorry to leave CU as I will miss the staff. The company has some great people and great products.?
Anderson?s is the latest in a series of departures at CU. The distributor has lost its sales director and a number of product managers.
He said: ?I think that CU has a great future and there are exciting times ahead for the company as it provides a great service for its resellers.?
He pointed out that a replacement sales director is expected to be appointed at the distributor within the next few weeks.
Anderson will be responsible for setting up a UK channel for Backweb. The company will be looking to encourage internet and intranet Vars to sell its product.
Until now, Backweb has been available only via the company?s Web site, so customers can download the product. Anderson said the company will not use distributors, as the volume of sales would not warrant a third party.
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