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Tech Data appoints a boss for its European broadline business

Broadliner Tech Data has named Michael Urban as Senior VP in charge of Broadline & Processes in Europe. Michael reports to Néstor Cano, President Europe, and becomes a member of the company's European Executive Board. He is from now on responsible for the short- and long-term strategic plans for vendor management in PC, PC components, peripherals, printing, software and supplies divisions. He also leads Tech Data's internal consulting team which focuses on the definition and implementation of processes to standardise and enhance working practices across its country operations (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and the United Kingdom). Michael Urban brings more than 20 years' senior management experience to Tech Data from a 13-year career with broadliner Actebis in several leadership roles including Managing Director Europe and CEO and Chairman Actebis Holdings. Michael left Actebis in 2003 and developed several businesses, including the MBO of Targa PCs from Actebis or the launch of Carpo VoIP services in Germany.

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Symantec appoints HCL as national distributor

India: security editor Symantec has appointed Digilife Distribution and Marketing Services, a 100 percent subsidiary of broadliner HCL Infosystems, as a distributor for Norton Mobile Security for Android devices across the country.

A new brand for DCS

Denmark: PC component and consumer electronic specialist DCS has started the distribution of Enermax cases, power supplies and small peripherals through its reseller network.

Dectel closes its doors

Belgium: mobility and consumer electronics specialist Dectel has gone bankrupt. In its last published results (2010), it generated a turnover of almost €20m.

eD’system displays on Philips

Czech Republic: broadliner eD’system has added Philips LCD/LED monitors to its catalog.

Vihesh Bhatia back at Jumbo

United Arab Emirates: after almost 10 years working for Al Futtaim Electronics, Vihesh Lal Bhatia is back as a CEO at Jumbo IT Distribution, where he worked as a COO in 2001-2002.

iSource distributes X-Doria

Poland: Mac specialist iSource has completed its accessory portfolio with x-Doria cases for iPad and iPhone.

BHS Binkert becomes « arrogant »

True to its own brand strategy, photo and consumer electronics specialist BHS Binkert, which is present in Germany and Liechtenstein (for the Swiss and French markets), has launched a new brand named R.O.GNT (pronounced AR-O-GANT). This brand will mainly cover the audio and telephony market, with vibration speakers, headphones and mobile phone accessories.

Claude Taieb back in business

France: Claude Taieb, who was country manager for Bell Micro before it was acquired by multispecialist Avnet, has been appointed purchase and sales director, white products for consumer electronics specialist Comeback.

Gem in music with Vibe and Damson Audio

United Kingdom: retail specialist GEM Distribution has built up its audio portfolio with Damson Audio (for its Cisor BT5 Bluetooth speaker) and Vibe Audio (for its Optisound subwoofers and complete range of headphones.

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
Exertis Corepixel AB -  Sweden - Specialist
3D Storm -  France - VAD
AMI Marketing (Pty) Ltd t/a Learning Curve -  South Africa - Specialist
AQM World FZCO -  United Arab Emirates - Specialist
Rare Distribution -  United Arab Emirates - Specialist
Aitek France -  France - Broadliner
Ebertlang Swiss AG -  Switzerland - Specialist
ITANCIA USA Inc. -  United States - Specialist
360Mobile SL -  Spain - Specialist
Smartycom GmbH -  Switzerland - Specialist

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