Westcon Group Expands Presence in the Nordics with New General Manager for Westcon
Recognized Technology Leader, Per-Erik Kask, appointed to lead Nordics Security Division
Malmo, Sweden – December 2nd, 2013 – 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 tapped industry experienced Per-Erik Kask to lead its security business in the Nordics. Per-Erik Kask brings more than two decades of channel management experience in with a deep understanding of forces affecting the security market and distribution industry.
Per-Erik was Global Account Manager for Dimension Data and Sales Manager at Mnemonic providing him with a broad comprehension of resellers’ expectations and requirements. For the last 7 years, Per Eric was Business Development Director at Computerlinks where he was responsible for Trend Micro, F5, HP, IronPort and Websense.
Besides the appointment of a new General Manager, the value proposition offered will be strengthened by the immediate addition of 3 new Product Sales Specialists. More people are scheduled to join over the next coming months. Westcon Group’s Security Division in the Nordics continues to post strong performance, deepening both reseller partner relationships and vendor offerings; announcements on global leaders being added to our portfolio can be expected soon.
“Our Security business continues to perform well, helping resellers generate new revenue streams based on an advanced data, application and infrastructure security portfolio,” said Willem de Haan, Senior Vice President EMEA, Westcon Group Security Division. “As we build the business and offer more services to our resellers, Per-Erik is a perfect fit – bringing a proven ability for helping companies thrive in this highly competitive space. This is a first step in our Nordics Expansion, our investments will also cover Finland, Denmark and Norway in due time”
“Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with some of the top players in IT distribution. Time and again, I’ve been impressed with Westcon’s strategic approach towards the market space across Europe. With the hiring of several new resources, all experts in their domain, Westcon has demonstrated its ability and desire to create new opportunities and business for our reseller partners across the region.” said Per-Erik Kask, General Manager – Westcon Security Nordics.
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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: Brocade, Cisco, Polycom, Juniper Networks, F5, Avaya, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit: www.westcongroup.com.