Westcon Group Names Dean Douglas as Chief Operating Officer

Tarrytown, NY, June 16, 2008 - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that Dean Douglas has been named Chief Operating Officer, Westcon Group. Mr. Douglas will be responsible for all operational activities of the $3 billion organization, reporting directly to Tom Dolan, President and CEO.

Mr. Douglas is a seasoned senior executive in the technology field, with particular expertise in the telecommunications and wireless markets. In his previous role as Chief Executive Officer of LCC International, he led the company to become the world’s largest independent wireless engineering professional services firm. He has held global, senior executive roles at both IBM and Motorola, where he managed industries such as  distribution and telecommunications as well as worldwide business development.

Tom Dolan, President and CEO of Westcon Group, Inc., commented: “Dean is joining Westcon’s executive management team at a time of tremendous opportunity in IT markets. His management insight, experience and integrity will help Westcon extend its leadership position to an even greater degree and on a truly global scale.”

During his tenure at Motorola where he served in a variety of capacities, Mr. Douglas developed new businesses in wireless data services and IP professional services; while at IBM, he substantially increased the company’s services revenues while serving as Vice President of its Telecommunications Industry sector.

“Westcon enjoys a great reputation and occupies and extraordinary position in IT distribution,” Mr. Douglas commented. “The Company is respected as a global player and delivers products and solutions that are valued by its customers; I’d like to build on this success and extend its reach even further into the market.”

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One 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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