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Westcon Group Promotes Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy to Senior Vice President, U.S. and Canada, Westcon Group
[June 08, 2010]

Westcon Group Promotes Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy to Senior Vice President, U.S. and Canada, Westcon Group

TARRYTOWN, NY, Jun 08, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy has been promoted to senior vice president, U.S.

and Canada, Westcon Group effective immediately. Smurthwaite-Murphy will report directly to Westcon Group President and CEO, Dean Douglas.

Smurthwaite-Murphy, a 23-year channel veteran, has an outstanding track record of consistent performance. She spent three years managing Westcon's convergence business in the U.S., and in her previous role as vice president/general manager of Westcon Canada Systems Inc., Lynn and her team: -- Achieved double digit revenue and margin growth in 2009 during a severe economic recession -- Became Cisco's fastest growing distributor year over year in 2009, during Comstor's first year of operation in Canada -- Deepened Westcon Canada's customer relations and expanded vendor offerings -- Led Westcon Canada to become one of IT Business' Top Five Newsmakers for 2009 Separately, Dan Forbes, formerly head of Westcon Canada's Cisco business, has been promoted to vice president, Westcon Canada. A 14-year industry veteran, Forbes received his degree from the University of Windsor.

Dean Douglas commented: "These management changes will allow our U.S.

and Canadian organizations to better focus on short term execution and our longer-term strategic vision. Lynn did an outstanding job in leading Westcon Canada, which had a strong impact in the overall growth of our business. Through her efforts, we have become more successful in both partner outreach and vendor portfolio management." "With Lynn assuming her new role, Dan Forbes has been promoted to Vice President of Westcon Group Canada," Douglas continued. "Given his depth of product knowledge and years of experience within the channel, I am highly confident that Dan will do an outstanding job in his new role." Smurthwaite-Murphy commented: "I am extremely excited about the opportunity. As we look towards establishing continued and predictable growth across our entire North American region, a key objective is to create a consistent go-to market strategy across each of our business units. This will enable us to continue to drive that growth, along with enhanced productivity and increased relevance to our partners across the entire region." About Westcon Group Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Avaya and Polycom.

Through its Comstor, Westcon Convergence, and Westcon Security 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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