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Westcon Group Honored by Computer Reseller News in "2014 Channel Chiefs" Issue

Comstor's Andreas Dohmen Recognized for Driving Cisco Distribution Initiatives across EMEA

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its Comstor business unit has been singled out by Computer Reseller News in the publication's annual ranking of top channel leaders.  The "2014 Channel Chiefs" award is presented to Andreas Dohmen, Executive Vice President of Comstor EMEA – leading the company's Cisco-focused distribution initiatives across the region.

Comstor EVP Andreas Dohmen Named CRN “Channel Chief”

CRN Channel Chiefs is a prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel, highlighting executives directly responsible for leading channel sales and growth within their organization – all while evangelizing the channel's importance throughout the IT industry.  Honorees were selected by the CRN editorial team and based on channel experience, program innovations, market-driven revenue, and public support for IT channel sales.

"Unlike other distributors in the market, Comstor leads due to our singular focus on Cisco – providing reseller partners with access to comprehensive tools accelerating their Cisco-related channel sales," said Dolph Westerbos, Chief Executive Officer, Westcon Group.  "Under Andreas' leadership, we've taken this relationship with Cisco even further, making him a well-deserving recipient of this honor."

CRN highlighted Dohmen's ability to create powerful new channel initiatives, ensuring reseller partners generate new revenue streams based on Cisco-focused business solutions.  In addition to his success creating unique demand generation and training programs, Dohmen guided investments to globalize one-to-one mentoring programs.  Dohmen was also directly responsible for the company's market share improvement in almost every region across EMEA. 

"We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations.  The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

"Comstor's difference is our passion for Cisco technology and deep product expertise.  We offer more knowledge, innovative programs and logistical services than any other distributor," said Andreas Dohmen, Executive Vice President EMEA, Comstor.  "I'm honored the experts at CRN have chosen to highlight our accomplishments -- and look forward to even greater success in the years to come."

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.crn.com.

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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon's teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group's portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Brocade, Polycom, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit www.westcongroup.com.

Media Contact:
Craig Librett
Westcon Group
(914) 357-1747
[email protected]

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