Rick Reid: The exit interview [Podcast]

Last year, Rick Reid announced he would step down as president of Tech Data Canada, and Ed Galasso took over as the company’s leader in this country. Reid stayed on for almost a year, to help oversee the integration of Avnet Technology Solutions into Tech Data.

But now, that year is up, and it’s time for the venerable executive to take his leave. But before he left, he joined us on the podcast for one last time for a wide-ranging chat that includes:

  • how he thought about his new job when he moved into distribution in the 1990s;
  • his favourite accomplishments in his role and what “mark” he feels he left on Tech Data Canada;
  • how he feels about the state of the channel community in 2018;
  • what comes next as he moves into retired life; and
  • for one last time, given the consolidation going on in distribution, is Canada still over-distributed?

All that and more, in this edition of the ChannelBuzz.ca Podcast.

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Robert Dutt

Robert Dutt is the founder and head blogger at ChannelBuzz.ca. He has been covering the Canadian solution provider channel community for a variety of publications and Web sites since 1997.