Chris Price resigns from Dicker Data

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Chris Price resigns from Dicker Data
Dicker Data's warehouse in Kurnell

Dicker Data commercial director Chris Price has resigned after more than eight years with the distributor.

The distribution company's chairman and CEO, David Dicker, confirmed Price's resignation over the phone to CRN this morning.

"We are not going to make any comment about Chris Price other than to say we are going forward."

The reshuffle was revealed to the market in an announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange this morning.

Price joined Dicker Data in 2006 after five years with Ingram Micro. He was a director on the board and seen as a driving force behind the distie.

It comes at a time of major change for Dicker Data, which earlier this year acquired rival distributor Express Data.

In its first annual report as a merged company, Dicker Data posted a $211.18 million or 46.8 percent increase in sales revenue to $662.76 million – though that only contained a partial year of ownership.

The acquisition completed on 1 April 2014.

One major reseller told CRN this morning "Chris Price is the heart and soul of Dicker Data".

He has been replaced by Vlad Mitnovetski, who joined the company in 2010 as category manager.

Price will remain with the company for three months to ensure a "smooth integration and transition" for Mitnovetski.

According to the statement to the ASX, Mitnovetski "was fully responsible for the establishment and growth of key volume vendors and was instrumental in the introduction of new  vendors to Dicker Data’s portfolio".

"Vlad is a business technology professional with over 15 years of distribution industry experience. Vlad started his career at Tech Pacific and then Ingram Micro where he worked in various roles before progressing to business unit manager roles in enterprise and personal  systems working closely with many leading vendors," read the statement.

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