Westcon-Comstor names new UK MD

Westcon-Comstor has announced the appointment of John Nolan as managing director for the UK and Ireland.

Nolan takes over from Antony Byford, who will now act as vice president in the newly formed Cloud & Collaboration business division.

Formerly sales director, Nolan will now lead a team of over a hundred sales, technical and operational professionals. His tenure at Westcon-Comstor spans a total of 17 years having joined the business in 2005 as a key account manager.

John Nolan, managing director, UK and Ireland, Westcon, said, “I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to lead the UK and Ireland business. I’ve witnessed major shifts in technology adoption and the impacts on the channel during my 17-year tenure at Westcon-Comstor. The single constant throughout this time has been the difference an experienced distributor like Westcon can make when helping partners navigate those market shifts while maintaining high service levels.

“Today, the role of a distributor is even more critical, as we help our partners identify growth opportunities, expand their skills, and ultimately build revenues for success. The beauty of distribution is when you build close relationships with your partners and get to watch our enablement make real, positive impact in that partner’s business.”

David Grant, CEO of Westcon-Comstor, added, “John has been part of our UK and Ireland team since 2005, working his way up the ladder in impressive fashion. He’s been a great support to Antony and they’ve worked brilliantly together.

“I have complete confidence in John, his understanding of the market and ability to act accordingly is second to none. I’m very optimistic about the outlook for the UK and Ireland in his hands, It’s a very competitive and demanding market but John is absolutely the right leader to continue to drive our success.”