Avnet overhauls NZ management team

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Avnet overhauls NZ management team

Distributor Avnet Technology Solutions has overhauled its New Zealand management team with the appointment of a new country manager and solutions sales representative.

Paul Plester has been appointed as the new country manager. Plester worked at rival Express Data for almost 15 years and worked as a sales executive at DTSL for five months.

Joining him is the role of solutions sales representative is Michael McDermott. McDermott was previously employed by Planwell Technology, and later the company which acquired the solutions provider, Redcore.

Avnet VP and GM, Darren Adams, said: "We see great potential for growth in New Zealand and look forward to working closely with our partners to deliver innovative solutions within the region."

Representatives told CRN the former New Zealand team left the company a month apart after finding other employment.

Former business development manager Lyndon Baird has become marketing development manager at rival Ingram Micro, after spending just over a year at Avnet.

Avnet's Oracle business development manager, Marie Gugeun, has become channel manager at Nextgen distribution.

PC sales in New Zealand are on the rise according to third quarter 2013 figures reported by IDC. Sales in the region increased by 21 percent, in comparison to a six percent decline experienced in the Australia market. 

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