Westcon-Comstor Appoints Clive Hailstone as MD

Westcon-Comstor has confirmed Clive Hailstone as Comstor Managing Director for the UK and Ireland. Previously Comstor UK sales lead, Clive will report to Willem de Haan, SVP Comstor Europe. Having been at Comstor for over ten years years, his new role will see him provide continuity in leadership and seamless focus on initiatives that support partners in all the Cisco technology markets, especially the key growth areas of security, services, software and all aspects of the Network Intuitive strategy.

Willem de Haan commented: “Clive has rich and varied experience and is highly respected by our partners, Cisco and the Comstor UK&I team. He has been a key part of Comstor’s leadership over the past ten years, so I’m delighted to see him play a larger role as we look to continue to enable partners to grow with Cisco technologies and Comstor value-add services and support.”

“These are exciting times for partners to be engaged with Cisco and Comstor. The new Cisco strategies present great opportunities for partners to enable customers to adapt to the digital demands of the modern world. Comstor’s customer focus and understanding of Cisco technology are well known, and I welcome the chance to lead the talented Comstor team in ensuring all partners benefit from the service and support we are uniquely placed to provide” Hailstone said.

Mike Smith, Cisco, RSM Cisco UK Distribution, added: “Clive is extremely well thought of within Cisco and the partner community. His passion for delivering first-class service is backed up with an ability to articulate Cisco’s strategy that’s relevant and meaningful to partners. Clive has a great opportunity to build a ‘next generation’ distribution model within Comstor UK, aligned to some of the priority areas of security, services and recurring software offerings which Cisco is very keen to support.”

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David Dungay

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