Menu
Hanna’s move adds to industry upheaval

Hanna’s move adds to industry upheaval

THE current bout of “musical chairs” in the industry is continuing with John Hanna leaving Computerland to join IBM as northern region manager.

This follows after Hewlett-Packard personal systems group manager Donna Fyfe was appointed general manager of Gen-i’s services line and former HP imaging and print group general manager Jennifer Rutherford joined Cisco as its new channel manager for New Zealand earlier this month.

Both Hanna and Fyfe start their new roles on Monday, November 1.

Hanna, who joined Computerland in October 2003 as director of enterprise systems, and then became director of sales and marketing in March this year, says his departure had no links to the acquisition of Computerland by Telecom.

“It does not have anything at all to do with Telecom and is completely coincidental. This is an outstanding and different opportunity for me,” he says.

Before joining Computerland Hanna was joint-owner of former Sun agent SolNet for seven years and says he looks forward to returning to a mainstream vendor.

“I enjoyed my time at Computerland, but look forward to being part of IBM with a strong appreciation of the channel,” he says.

Hanna replaces Bob Morton who has moved to Australia to manage IBM’s iSeries platform across Australia and New Zealand.

Based in Auckland, Hanna will be responsible for IBM’s entire line of products and services in the northern region .

Computerland CEO Chris Mackay confirms that Hanna’s departure had no relation to the Telecom acquisition.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Reseller News honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand channel at the 2018 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards honoured standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel
Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments