Despite claims to the contrary, InTechnology's acquisition of security distributor Allasso has resulted in further staff losses.
The company has made Allasso managing director Scott Duncan redundant, while Philippe Dambrine, former president of Allasso Group, said he would step down from the board and leave the company.
Bernie Dodwell, former marketing director at Allasso, had previously told CRN that the merger would not lead to major restructuring. However, Dodwell was later made redundant with seven others.
Dambrine has decided to leave the company for his own reasons.
Mark Jarvis, divisional director of marketing at InTechnology, said Dambrine's departure was an entirely amicable one, and said Duncan's position at Allasso UK became redundant. The sales director at Allasso will now report to Bryn Sage at InTechnology.
Scott Duncan was unable to comment for legal reasons.
"I have to say I was surprised to hear of Scott's departure," said Kay Eggleston, UK country manager at security distributor Risc Technology and a former product manager at Allasso.
"They have taken out two senior managers who have been at Allasso for at least five years and who made the company what it was when InTechnology bought it."
Eggleston added: "We've had calls from people who have dealt with Allasso, and they said the level of service they have been getting has been falling. We've picked up new customers in the past two to three weeks."
Chris Jenkins, product and marketing director at security and networking reseller Cisilion, said his firm had meetings with InTechnology concerning the distributor's storage and IP telephony lines and had been very impressed.
"But this is an amazing opportunity for Unipalm," Jenkins said. "It will exploit this situation fantastically. It's sad for Allasso, but this is a massive opportunity for Unipalm."
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