Azlan has appointed a new HP ESSN business manager to hammer home its value-add message to partners.
John Ward joins the distributor – part of the Computer 2000 stable – from rival Arrow ECS, with 25 years of experience working in technical, sales, marketing and management roles for both end user and channel firms.
Ward's new role will be to focus primarily on value add and storage business development.
He will work alongside a three-strong team that includes channel development manager William Bond and storage business development managers John Gregory and Huw Parry.
Mark Walker, director of converged infrastructure at Azlan, said: "This is a further and incremental investment in our HP ESSN team, and a clear demonstration of our sincere intention to grow and develop our HP business by providing HP partners with access to the best expertise and support.
"John brings tremendous knowledge and experience to Azlan, and his appointment adds further strength and depth to our capabilities around HP ESSN solutions,” he added.
Ward said: "Azlan has a strong and growing reputation in the enterprise market, and the strategic investments we are now making will enable HP Enterprise Partners to move forward with confidence. I am passionate about HP’s ESSN portfolio, and this new role gives me the opportunity to use my skills, experience and knowledge of the HP partner community to help HP resellers achieve their full potential."
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