Former Dell EMC UK chief exec Tim Griffin has joined Exertis parent DCC to head up the firm's technology division.
In his new role as group managing director, Griffin will be responsible for the "strategic direction" of DCC Technology, which trades as Exertis, reporting to DCC CEO Donal Murphy.
Griffin (pictured) returns to the tech industry after a spell away, having left his role as Dell EMC's UK CEO in November 2016.
"We have all the foundations in place and the support of DCC to take this amazingly vibrant and successful company to the next level," Griffin said.
"People make the difference in business and we have very talented and driven teams across our diverse range of technologies.
"I am looking forward to leading and inspiring these teams to even greater success in the future by broadening our reach and ensuring that our customers and people are our key priorities."
Exertis told CRN that Griffin's appointment does not affect the roles of Exertis Distribution MD Gerry O'Keeffe or Paul Bryan, whose title is UK MD of consumer, business and enterprise.
DCC CEO Murphy added: "This is a key appointment and I am delighted that Tim has accepted the challenge and opportunity to grow our technology distribution business and expand our presence in new and existing territories.
"He brings extensive international experience and expertise with an emphasis on customer relationships, and a history of creating highly engaged teams aligned to strong company values.
"I am confident that with the great management we have in place and Tim's leadership qualities, we have an exciting future ahead."
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