As part of its support for retailers, Tech Data has strengthened its consumer electronics product management and customer-facing account management teams, bringing their combined headcount to 10.
Ross Turner has moved across from the PC Systems division to become Head of Consumer Business Development and Teresa Johnston has taken on the role of Smart Home Business Development Manager (BDM). They join Michael Cain, who is BDM for Wearables, and A.J. Wiles, BDM for Print and Supplies, in the CE team headed up by Mark Glasspool, Director of Consumer Product Marketing at Tech Data.
Jason Clegg and Carl Thomas have joined the Retail team from Consumer Electronics, the former as Senior Account Director and the latter as the third of Tech Data’s Retail Account Directors. They join Steve Reynolds and Dan Gigg under the command of Adam Gay, Director of Retail.
Mark Glasspool, Director of Consumer Product Marketing at Tech Data, said: “We have been ramping up investment in our ability to support both national and independent retailers. We have all the systems and processes in place to meet their needs, but the thing that really makes all the difference is the people. I’m delighted to say that we have managed to assemble a really strong front-facing team of people on both the CE and Retail teams. I think the whole group is now eager to get stuck in and help retailers find the best solutions and maximise their opportunities in every way we can.”
With rapid growth anticipated in key markets, such as wearables and smart home, the new teams will bring added focus for retailers looking to grow their partnerships and sales in these areas. There are dedicated heads for both these areas now and also for print and supplies, which remains a staple of everyday retailer sales.