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Tech Data appoints Zammit as European boss

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 2 March 2017

Distribution giant Tech Data has appointed Patrick Zammit as president, Tech Data Europe. Zammit will report into Tech Data’s executive VP and COO, Rich Hume. Zammit was formerly global president, Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS), prior to the acquisition by Tech Data.

He previously led Avnet’s Electronics Marketing (EM) EMEA components business and held leadership roles across finance, operations and strategic planning at Avnet. Prior to joining Avnet, he was with Arthur Andersen.

Tech Data has also announced its European executive board, which will be led by Zammit. The full board line-up is as follows:

Alain Amsellem, senior VP & CFO, Europe

Michael Dressen, senior VP and regional managing director, Germany and Austria

Jonas Elmgren, senior VP and regional managing director, GEO (Other European countries where Tech Data operates: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey)

Andy Gass, senior VP and regional managing director, United Kingdom and Ireland

Pascal Murciano, senior VP and regional managing director, France

Miriam Murphy, senior VP and regional managing director, Benelux

Stephen Nolan, senior VP broadline, mobile and services

Johan Vandenbussche, senior VP operations

Graeme Watt, senior VP value (includes the combined businesses of Azlan and Technology Solutions, specialist brands Datech and Maverick, along with Tech Data Cloud and Tech Data Smart for IoT)

Simon England, senior VP next generation technology (includes cloud, big data – analytics and cognitive, IoT, security, education and services)

Carlos Arcusa, VP human resources

Michael Fischermanns, VP information technology

Hugo Graça, VP global computing components EMEA

Roman Rudolf, VP integration

Hume said, “Patrick has expertise in managing both value-added and broadline distribution businesses within intricate markets. He is known as a passionate leader with the ability to deliver market-leading results. I am confident that Patrick and the outstanding leadership team that we have assembled will successfully guide Tech Data Europe into the future.”

Zammit said, “I am looking forward to exploring new opportunities to engage with channel partners and vendors across Europe. We are bringing together two businesses with a mutual commitment to providing a world-class customer experience. My focus will be to ensure that our partners benefit from the broader and differentiated portfolio of IT solutions now available from Tech Data.”

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