United Kingdom: mobility specialist Data Select associate purchasing director Steve Hankey has left the company after more than a decade. He has been replaced by former Sainsbury’s mobile telecoms buyer Gareth Goddard. Hankey joined the Marlow-based hardware distributor in June 2007, in which time has seen the introduction of the Platinum Club for its reseller partners, which offers them a number of benefits to increase sales in the market while hosting bi-annual conferences. Prior to joining Data Select, he had been a senior buyer at 20:20 Logistics, where he was responsible for all areas of procurement for a number of Tier 1 manufacturers.
Network and cabling specialist Mayflex has appointed a new director of sales – security. Steve Proctor has commenced his role on the 1st August and his key responsibilities are to lead and support both internal and external sales teams, ensuring the continued growth and development of this area of the Mayflex business through taking market share, growing customer numbers and increasing project wins. Steve comes to Mayflex with a wealth of experience gained in the security industry over the last 40 years. Notable achievements have included the development and management of large sales teams, implementing business growth strategies, development of value add, consultancy led sales and marketing campaigns, and launching installer training and certification programmes.
Finally, AV broadliner Midwich has used summer to strengthen its portfolio with several new brands, including Joan (a meeting room booking solution), OrbitSound (audio speakers), Genie CCTV and 2N (IP security solutions). The latter will be distributed by Midwich Security, its IP security arm (source: Mobile News United Kingdom).