Avaya Recognises Westcon Convergence as EMEA Distributor of the Year
Westcon Convergence Demonstrates Excellence and Outstanding
Performance in Delivering Networking Solutions for Enterprises and
BURGESS HILL, UK -- (MARKETWIRE) -- 11/26/07 -- Westcon Group,
Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence,
security and mobility, announced that its Westcon Convergence
business has won Avaya's EMEA Distributor of the Year Award. Avaya is
a global leader in business communications applications, systems and
services. The award was accepted by Simon Minett, chief operating
officer of Westcon Group Europe and Middle East, at a reception held
in Paris earlier this month.
The Avaya EMEA Distributor of the Year award was presented to
U.K.-based Crane Telecommunications for the last three consecutive
years. Earlier this year, Crane was acquired by Westcon Group, which
launched the specialised business unit Westcon Convergence back in
July 2007. Tim Brooks, Westcon Convergence Sales and Marketing
Director, was also awarded for "Upholding Avaya Values."
"This award is particularly significant since Westcon Convergence has
upheld the same standard of excellence that Crane brought to its
Avaya-focused reseller base for three years in a row," commented Runa
Macleod, UK marketing director of Westcon Convergence. "Through our
ConvergencePoint program, we offer an unparalleled degree of focus so
we are able to help Avaya-centric resellers take their businesses to
the next level."
"Westcon Convergence has excelled in the support it offers to
enterprise resellers and has demonstrated an impressive ability to
drive growth in the channel," said Carlos Sartorius, president, Avaya
EMEA. "We are pleased to recognize this commitment and acknowledge
Russell Atwood, CEO of Bristol-based CCT added, "As a new Westcon
Convergence customer who has formerly done business with Crane for
many years, we can say unequivocally that we have received
support from Westcon in identifying new market opportunities and
delivering highly effective IP communications solutions. This new
organization marks a new era in how we are able to work with our
For more information on Westcon Convergence and its award winning
solution program, ConvergencePoint, please visit
http://uk.convergencepoint.westcon.com to learn more or to register.
About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in
networking, security, convergence and mobility for leading technology
vendors, including Cisco, Nortel and Avaya, Inc. Through its Westcon,
Comstor and Voda One business practices, Westcon Group sells products
and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers.
Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice,
data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over
Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and
communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business,
virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless
connectivity. For more information, visit www.westcongroup.com.
Westcon Group, Inc.