Distribution Watch: Tech Data, Carousel Industries
It’s Friday, so it must be time for this week’s Distribution Watch, our weekly collection of news from and about our distribution brethren. This week we’ve got news from Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) and Carousel Industries, so pay attention ’cause we’re watching you.
Tech Data: The distribution behemoth has has appointed Kenneth E. Griffin to vice president, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Storage Solutions. In this role, he will lead the strategic direction of the Storage Solutions group in Tech Data’s AIS division, and the associated channel program, partner enablement, and engagement activities.
“We are delighted to add Ken to our AIS team,” said Chuck Bartlett, vice president and general manager, AIS at Tech Data. “Ken brings a very strong background in storage and virtualization technologies, as well as valuable experience in solutions selling. Specifically, Ken’s experience directing sales teams in solutions selling will help position AIS to continue our journey of providing more value to our vendors and partners by providing these same capabilities for them.”
Griffin is back at Tech Data after spending eight years with Bayshore Technologies, where he held director-level positions in technical services, sales, and marketing.
Carousel Industries: The data networking and unified communications distributor has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This makes the seventh time that Carousel has been recognized by Inc. magazine for its growth. Carousel placed number 2,086 in the 2012 ranking.
“We are extremely pleased to have been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the nations’ fastest-growing private companies,” said Jeff Gardner, CEO at Carousel Industries. “This award further validates the success that Carousel has enjoyed this year due to our focus on delivering solutions that enhance our customers’ businesses.”
And that’s this week’s Distribution Watch. Check back next time for the latest in news from and about the distributors we know and love so much. Until then, keep your guard up.