Westcon Gets a New Chief: Dolph Westerbos

New Westcon CEO Dolph Westerbos

New Westcon CEO Dolph Westerbos

Westcon, a New York-based specialty distributor of security, unified communications and data center solutions, announced yesterday the appointment of Dolph Westerbos as its new chief executive officer.

“Dolph has a great track record of managing organizations that couple premier technology-based solutions and services, built on strong operational capabilities.  Combined with his global background and experience in emerging markets, this makes him a great fit to take Westcon’s market leadership even further,” said Jens Montanana, CEO of Datatec, the parent company of Westcon Group.

Westerbos succeeds Dean Douglas, who helmed the organization since 2008. Douglas, a stalwart of channel advocacy and distribution services, is departing to pursue new, undefined opportunities.

Westerbos is no stranger to the channel or distribution. His most recent post was at Brambles, where he served as group president of the Asia Pacific and European supply chain. He also served as vice president of solutions and services for Dell Inc.’s Europe, Middle East and Africa operations, and helped develop Dell’s Western European channel strategy and partner network.

“Westcon’s success is based on an ability to deliver real-world technology solutions and services that target the most difficult challenges facing the data center, network, security and unified communications marketplaces.  This has been accomplished by integrating strong vendor relationships alongside an unmatched technology vision and deep services. I’m excited to be joining the company at this pivotal time to accelerate its next stage of growth,” Westerbos said.