Westcon Group Appoints Bill Hurley as Chief Technology Officer as Company Pursues Distribution of Groundbreaking New Technology Solutions

Tarrytown, NY, August 3, 2009 - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced the promotion of Bill Hurley to executive vice president and chief technology officer, Westcon Group. Hurley, who joined Westcon Group in April of last year as its chief information officer, will continue reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Dean Douglas. His new role will entail overseeing Westcon’s IT organization while identifying future technologies and capabilities Westcon will invest in as it drives growth in its global distribution portfolio.

Over the past year, Hurley has undertaken a number of initiatives that have helped position Westcon for cost-effective growth, while aligning its IT practices to better support business processes and customer needs. These initiatives include an aggressive virtualization effort, consolidation of Westcon’s data center, conversion to cloud computing for Westcon’s development environment, and a conversion to SaaS solutions for the Company’s messaging and collaboration. In addition Hurley has provided thought leadership to Westcon’s OEM partners and resellers as they assess these new technology platforms.

Dean Douglas, president and CEO of Westcon Group, commented: “Since joining our company a year ago, Bill has taken the Westcon IT infrastructure to the forefront of technology. Our experience in newer technologies—particularly around virtualization—positions us as a thought leader to both our OEM partners and our global reseller customers.”

Bill Hurley commented: “Westcon Group is a global, dynamic distribution business with its own very complex networking requirements. Since we have strategic relationships with companies like Microsoft, Cisco, EMC, NetApp, VMWare, Avaya and Nortel, we are able to leverage world-class technology solutions that help our business become more efficient. These solutions, which increasingly include technologies like virtualization, cloud computing, unified communications and Software as a Service (Saas), represent an enormous opportunity for our resellers around the world. By embracing and successfully implementing these emerging technology solutions in our own backyard, we gain enormous credibility with both new and existing customers.”

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence 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



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