Graham Hilton has been made redundant from his post as marketing director at Digital product reseller Hawke Systems, following its takeover of Nexcom Distribution.
Nexcom marketing manager Alison Aldwinkle and product marcoms manager Phil Starmer have taken over most of Hilton's responsibilities at Hawke in the wake of the merger (PC Dealer, 6 March).
Hilton said that his role as Hawke's marketing director was most important immediately after the company's management buyout in 1990, when it began to change from being a distributor to being a Var and SI, particularly in the client/ server sector.
'It may sound a bit drastic but the company has the right image now, so my job has been rendered somewhat redundant,' he said. 'Hawke's marketing in future will be technical, which isn't really my forte, so it was an amicable parting. I have started looking for a new challenge, probably something similar to Hawke in business management. But for the time being I am enjoying spending time in the greenhouse pruning my petunias.' Hilton still has a financial stake in Hawke, but admitted he will have to relinquish that in the near future.
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