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Westcon Group creates Comstor Worldwide


October 7, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

October 7, 2009

Westcon Group Inc. has created Comstor Worldwide: a global business focused on its Cisco solutions offerings, which account for greater than 50% of Westcon Group’s revenue. Comstor Worldwide, which builds on the multi-regional brand that Comstor has established over the last decade, will be led by longtime Comstor executives William Corbin and Jon Pritchard, and will have its own dedicated management structure and its own profit and loss centre.

The new Comstor Worldwide management structure enables local Comstor
operations to leverage shared services and operational capabilities. In
conjunction with the new organization, Westcon Group also announced
that Comstor will expand its geographic coverage to include Canada and
Brazil—countries in which it already has a significant presence with
Westcon Convergence and Westcon Security, its two other major business
practices.

Dean Douglas, president and CEO, Westcon Group, commented: “The
creation of Comstor Worldwide is truly a milestone in our company and
will enable us to better manage growth and investments in our
Cisco-oriented business, in which we see tremendous untapped growth
potential. Having our Cisco-oriented offerings aligned in a single,
global business unit will amount to an unprecedented opportunity for
our resellers around the globe.”

In April 2008, Westcon Group signed a global distribution agreement
with Cisco, allowing it to streamline global transactions for channel
partners.

WESTCON GROUP