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Tech Data appoints new A/NZ director for business innovation

21 Sep 2017

Tech Data has announced it has appointed David Charlton as director of business innovation in Australia and New Zealand.

Charlton will be responsible for driving net-new supplier business across the data centre and next-generation technology sectors.

He will aim to ensure that Tech Data excels in solutions distribution when it comes to high-growth technologies like cloud, mobility, security and networking, data analytics, IoT and data centre.

Michael Costigan, Tech Data APAC vice president of marketing, education and supplier management says he is thrilled to have Charlton join his company’s team.

“Our business is going through an exciting period of transformation and David is the perfect person to drive the expansion of both our data centre and next-generation portfolios, enabling us to bring partners the most innovative products, services and solutions to meet their evolving needs,” he says.

Charlton has cultivated a wealth of experience during his 20 years in the channel, working with some of the world’s most iconic brands and holding numerous leadership roles including general manager and national sales manager with Ingram Micro, and national sales manager with Sato International.

Tech Data is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions.

The company has a portfolio of 115,000 resellers and says it efficiently and cost-effectively supports the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries.

Tech Data’s Technology Solutions business was recently appointed as a distributor for Red Hat’s mobile application platform across Australia and parts of Asia.

At the time, the company said the platform supports an agile approach to the development, integration and deployment of enterprise mobile apps.

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