Avnet Technology Solutions has revealed the successful candidate who will be spearheading its UK sales team.
Tom Corrigan, is to join the distributor's leadership team as sales director, effective from 1 January 2015. He currently heads up the open storage and Cisco business unit at Avnet UK.
The position was initially left vacant earlier this year after Laura Bouchard revealed she was off to Microsoft.
In his role, Corrigan, who has worked at Avnet for the past five years, will report directly to Miriam Murphy, senior vice president, North region, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, with the task of growing value add services, technology solutions and market insights for Avnet business partners.
Murphy said: "It was always our goal to fill the position of sales director in the UK internally, and Tom’s talent for planning and executing innovative business development strategies will help us accelerate growth and drive opportunities for our customers and suppliers. His experience and enthusiasm will guarantee a smooth transition into the new position with colleagues and business partners."
Commenting on his appointment, Corrigan added: “Success in the channel depends on the ability to build and organise high performance teams. An integral part of my new responsibilities will be to ensure close teamwork between Avnet and its business partners, including systems integrators and managed service providers. During my time with Avnet I have witnessed a transition from selling technology to the delivery of innovative business solutions and my goal will be to further enable that change while meeting our customers’ needs.”
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