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IN PICTURES: Distribution Central over the years - a tribute (+70 photos)

The Distribution Central history goes back to when it was founded in 1992 as Firewall Systems, an IT security services provider. The company was acquired by Scott Frew and Nick Verykios in 2004, with Frew founding LAN Systems - now Westcon-Comstor - and both founding 1World Systems and Micro Networks. ​​This slideshow pays tribute to DC over the years, its co-founders, and the people that have graced both it and Frew and Verykios' associated companies. So here's some some DC party meltdowns plus plenty of history.

  • DC’s Leadership Team in 2013

  • The DC team outside HQ in St Leonards in 2013

  • Distribution Central’s head office team when the new HQ was launched in St Leonards

  • Nick Verykios and Scott Frew re-enter the IT channel with the acquisition of Firewall Systems

  • 2008: Moneytech managing director, Hugh Evans and ARN's Nadia Cameron present the Specialist Distributor of the Year award to Firewall Systems' managing director, Scott Frew (centre)

  • Firewall Systems' Leanne James with Fujitsu's Greg Biggs

  • “You are asking them to do stuff so nothing happens and that’s a massive mind shift” - Firewall Systems’ Nick Verykios

  • This photo comes from a Sophos event,we think. L-R (back row) Vishal Thakur (Content Security), Sebastian Kramer (SSS), Andreas Kreiner (Sophos) Jamie Matheson (Sophos), Goran Lepan (Sophos), Nick Verykios (Distribution Central), Dani Ferguson (Firewall Systems), Gilbert Joseph (Firewall Systems) L-R (front row) Ashton Jones (SSS), Danny Thiele (Computelec), Mark Arapovic (Sophos)

  • Distribution Central's Nick Verykios, Derk van Ogtrop and Scott Frew

  • The second person inducted into the Hall of Fame was Microsoft Managing Director, Pip Marlow, who was overseas and unable to be present for her induction on the night. However, the third and final inductee was present - Distribution Central Managing Director, Nick Verykios.

  • Elmtree's Craig Gallagher (left) and Distribution Central's Mike Fisher (right)

  • Avaya and its partners let their hair down for some fun at the Avaya Aura Whiteboard Workshop. In this photo: Distribution Central's Danielle Jean-Louise

  • Distribution Central's Nick Verykios ramps it up

  • Distribution Central's Nick Verykios

  • Distribution Central staff battle it out for virtual tennis domination. From L to R: Derk van Ogtrop, national sales manager for annuity systems; Carineh Grigorian, marketing manager; Gernot Schreiner, security engineer for Firewall Systems; Nathan George, inside sales for Firewall business unit.

  • NSC Group's Craig Neil and Distribution Central's Steve Jones

  • Distribution Central's Nick Verykios

  • Distribution Central partnered with Southern Cross Computer Systems to help children suffering from heart disease by donating iPads to HeartKids Victoria. In this picture: Distribution Central executive chairman, Scott Frew, Lois O’Callaghan and her son, Lachie

  • Nick Verykios (Distribution Central)

  • Dicker Data's Ben Johnson (background) and Distribution Central's Nick Verykios

  • EMC's Leo Lynch, Distribution Central's Nick Verykios and Ingram Micro's Jay Miley.

  • Distribution Central's Nick Verykios expresses his inner drummer

  • Distribution Central's Nick Verykios accepts Sustainability Distributor of the Year 2011 fat the 2011 ARN ICT Industry Awards from ARN's Mike Gee

  • Distribution Central's Nick Verykios and the Brocade team get with the cigars

  • Left: Distribution Central's Carineh Grigorian

  • Westcon's Melita Powys, Distribution Central's Lisa Stockwell and Nick Verykios

  • Distribution Central's Lisa Stockwell and Nick Verykios, Westcon's Melita Powys

  • Distribution Central's Scott Frew gives a speech

  • Distribution Central's Jodine Davis, Nelson Wu, Rick Torres, Kate Basten and Amy Webb

  • Distribution Central's Scott Frew (right) and guest

  • Distribution Central's Scott Frew and McAfee's Gavin Struthers.

  • Distribution Central's new offices - odd, the pictures we take

  • Solutions Distributor of the Year goes to Distribution Central. Nick Verkyios steps up to accept the award from Symantec's Jeff Arndt

  • Distribution Central's Scott Frew

  • Andrew Sjoquist, ASE, Robyn Elmes, Distribution Central, and Sam Morison, DG Solutions

  • James Lobbes MD Analitix and Nick Verykios MD Distribution Central Participate in traditional Rice Making Ceremony at Fujitsu's Select Partner Conference

  • Scott Frew is named Ernst & Young 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year (products category, Eastern Region)

  • Distribution Central's Nick Verykios at an ARN roundtable

  • Distribution Central managing director, Nick Verykios.

  • Best Distributor Initiative of the Year was Distribution Central. The award was accepted by Scott Frew.

  • Distribution Central's Scott Frew

  • Distribution Central CEO, Scott Frew.

  • Gisele Sassine (Cisco), Scott Frew (Distribution Central), Allan Swann (ARN)

  • David Dicker (Dicker Data), Susan Searle (ARN) and Scott Frew (Distribution Central)

  • Distribution Central's Nick Verykios presenting the vendor awards.

  • Claudia Warwar (IBM), Carineh Grigoryan (Distribution Central), Paulette Mahoney (Distribution Central)

  • Lisa Stockwell (Distribution Central), Angela Coronica (Cisco), Susan Searle (ARN) and Scott Frew (Distribution Central)

  • Nick Verykios (Distribution Central)

  • Nick Verykios (Distribution Central), Phil Cameron (Westcon Group), Laurie Sellers (Hall of Fame)

  • Scott Frew (Distribution Central), John Walters (Nextgen Distribution)

  • Distribution Central's Scott Frew with his latest award

  • Paul Muller (SAP), Simran Kaur (Webroot), Carineh Grigorian (Distribution Central)

  • Distribution Central's Nick Verykios.

  • SAP's Paul Muller and Nick Verykios of Distribution Central.

  • Distribution Central executive chairman, Scott Frew, addresses the crowd

  • Jennifer O'Brien (ARN), Carineh Grigorian (Distribution Central)

  • Lisa Stockwell (Distribution Central), Scott Frew (iasset.com)

  • Distribution Central's Nick Verykios

  • (L-R) Palo Alto Networks Asia-Pacific head of channels, Keith Carter; Distribution Central managing director and CEO, Nick Verykios; and Palo Alto Networks vice-president of Asia-Pacific, Steve Redman

  • Distribution Central managing director, Nick Verykios, presented the vendor awards at the ARN ICT Industry Awards

  • Distribution Central's Carineh Grigoryan and Distribution Central and iasset.com's Scott Frew

  • 2015: Reseller News ICT Industry Awards: Software Distributor of the Year - Distribution Central. Scott Frew - Chairman, Distribution Central collects the award

  • 2015: Reseller News ICT Industry Awards: Software Distributor of the Year - Distribution Central. Scott Frew - Chairman, Distribution Central collects the award

  • DC duo Scott Frew and Nick Verykios

  • DC is named 2011 Riverbed ANZ Distributor of the Year

  • DC is named 2012 Riverbed ANZ Distributor of the Year

  • In 2011, DC is awarded the BDO Sustained Growth Award – only one of two Fast growth entrepreneurs who have appeared on the BRW Fast 100 list the most times over the 10 years that BDO has supported the awards.

  • DC's inaugural partner EOFY event, DC Delirium at The Arthouse, with entertainment from The Potbelleez

  • DC's second partner EOFY event, DC Delirium, with a Studio 54 theme

  • DC's second partner EOFY event, DC Delirium, with a Studio 54 theme

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