24 Feb 2016
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Emerson snaps up Distribution Central NZ boss for channel role

By Heather Wright

Emerson Network Power is upping its local play with the appointment of Distribution Central country manager Stewart Williams as its first New Zealand channel manager.

The supplier of critical infrastructure technologies and life cycle services for information and communications technology systems, says the newly created role will enable it to tap into and address the growing needs of edge of network data centres.

Mo Kandeel, Emerson Network Power ANZ channel director, says the company has seen an increase in edge of network deployments as organisations move their critical infrastructure closer to users in response to growing demand for service and content.

“That’s why it is important for us to have someone with as much valuable experience as Stewart, who has excellent knowledge of the channel and will allow us to better serve our customers in this field,” Kandeel says.

Williams, who will be Auckland-based, is charged with supporting and strengthening the local channel network, forging new relationships with new partners and bringing Emerson Network Power’s solutions to a broader market.

He says he’s excited to be working to bring Emerson Network Power’s channel business to new heights.

“Given that New Zealand has seen a lot of IT investments over the past couple of months, there will be tremendous opportunities for us to better solve customer challenges and bring industry-leading solutions to this market,” Williams says.

Williams has more than 20 years experience in IT. Aside from his most recent role as New Zealand country manager for Distribution Central, he served as market development manager at Ingram Micro and has had roles with Acer, IBM and other local and global IT companies.

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