Menu
Avnet appoints new NZ team

Avnet appoints new NZ team

Paul Plester and Michael McDermott to spearhead NZ push

Avnet Technology Solutions has appointed a new team to drive their New Zealand business.

Paul Plester will head up the new team as country manager for New Zealand, with Michael McDermott in the role of solutions sales representative.

Plester joins Avnet with channel experience in both of a sales and distribution management.

During his almost 30 years in the IT industry he has guided the successful introduction and growth of many vendors into New Zealand.

More recently Plester has gained experience in the New Zealand IT services sector, sharpening his skills around mobility and managed services solutions.

McDermott has 23 years’ experience in the IT industry in Australia and New Zealand with an extensive background in sales planning, account management and execution.

He will manage Avnet’s current and prospective partner base within the region.

They will based in Auckland and will be focussed on driving value for Avnet’s New Zealand partner base.

Darren Adams, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia and New Zealand said the appointments of Plester and McDermott provided the leadership and execution skills required to drive success for the New Zealand business.

“We see great potential for growth in New Zealand and look forward to working closely with our partners to deliver innovative solutions within the region,” he said.


Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags paul plesteravnet technology solutionsMichael McDermott

Featured

Slideshows

Sizing up the NZ security spectrum - Where's the channel sweet spot?

Sizing up the NZ security spectrum - Where's the channel sweet spot?

From new extortion schemes, outside threats and rising cyber attacks, the art of securing the enterprise has seldom been so complex or challenging. With distance no longer a viable defence, Kiwi businesses are fighting to stay ahead of the security curve. In total, 28 per cent of local businesses faced a cyber attack last year, with the number in New Zealand set to rise in 2017. Yet amidst the sensationalism, media headlines and ongoing high profile breaches, confusion floods the channel, as partners seek strategic methods to combat rising sophistication from attackers. In sizing up the security spectrum, this Reseller News roundtable - in association with F5 Networks, Kaspersky Lab, Tech Data, Sophos and SonicWall - assessed where the channel sweet spot is within the New Zealand channel. Photos by Maria Stefina.

Sizing up the NZ security spectrum - Where's the channel sweet spot?
Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours

The channel came together for another round of After Hours, with a bumper crowd of distributors, vendors and partners descending on The Jefferson in Auckland. Photos by Maria Stefina.​

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours
Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland

Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland

Emerging start-up Consegna has officially launched its cloud offerings in the New Zealand market, through a kick-off event held at Seafarers Building in Auckland.​ Founded in June 2016, the Auckland-based business is backed by AWS and supported by a global team of cloud specialists, leveraging global managed services partnerships with Rackspace locally.

Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland
Show Comments