Azlan makes key appointments to UK senior management team

By Simon Meredith | 5th April 2016

Value distributor is fully-equipped and ready to work with VARs, systems integrators and MSPs to deliver advanced hybrid solutions to end-user customers and drive growth

Heathrow, 05 April 2016 – Azlan, the enterprise value added distribution business of Tech Data, has announced the appointment of Simon Bennett as Business Unit Director IBM Dell/EMC and Lenovo Enterprise, and Peter Spreadbury as Director of Software, strengthening its management team and keeping the business firmly on course to continue its progression and growth.

They join an already-strong board under the leadership of Rob Tomlin, who was appointed as Managing Director of Azlan in January. Bennett has 15 years industry experience and been at Azlan for nearly seven years. He was previously General Manager of Sales and before that Internal Sales and Operations Manager.  In his new role he will be responsible for managing key enterprise infrastructure partners, including IBM, Dell, EMC, Lenovo, Avaya and Brocade.

Spreadbury was previously at SCC for 13 years, latterly as Software Director and previously as Director of Vendor Alliances. Prior to joining the leading reseller, he worked in various senior roles at Hewlett Packard and has a total of 28 years IT industry experience. As Software Director at Azlan he will be responsible for managing the relationships with leading vendors such as VMware, VERITAS, Citrix, Nutanix, IGEL, and Atlantis.

Commenting on the appointments, Tomlin stated: “We are bringing Azlan together as one team with one vision and as a value distributor that is fully-equipped and ready to work with VARs, systems integrators and MSPs to deliver advanced hybrid solutions to end-user customers. Both Simon and Peter have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the market and a deep understanding of partner needs. They will make vital contributions as Azlan advances its strategy and works to extend its market-leading position and take value distribution into a new dimension.”

Azlan will be placing a clear focus on three key areas of the market in 2016; the software-defined data centre, workspace mobility and information and Big Data. It has also been making further investments in its Technology and Services Practice, under Phil King, and placing increased focus on innovation and collaboration across all its teams, while retaining a clear focus and alignment with key vendor partners and the needs of managed services and cloud solutions providers.

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Peter Spreadbury.

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About Azlan
TD Azlan, the Enterprise Division of Tech Data Corporation, is a leading value-added distributor of networking, communications, midrange and enterprise servers, storage, software and unified communications solutions. For more information see Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit, or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information please contact:
Sara Gemmell
Azlan UK Marketing Director
Tel: 07905 736798

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