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Jan Lawford, ex RSA, accepts role as European Commercial Director

Chessington, Surrey – Specialist value-added distributor Bell Micro today announced that Jan Lawford has joined its Executive Team as European Commercial Director. Responsible for HDDs, Components and Peripherals, Software, Systems and Marketing within Bell Micro, Jan will be focusing on driving forward the profitability and growth of the Bell Micro business units as well as working closely with her team to exceed previous country performance targets.

Jan brings a wealth of knowledge in IT Distribution to the Bell Micro team having spent the past seven years of her career with RSA, The Security Division of EMC. Key achievements included developing the sales of RSA’s entire security portfolio, driving authentication solutions into new markets by developing & maturing the existing channel sales model, and building an Information Centric Security business by engaging with the EMEA CSI community.

Prior to her time at RSA, she spent twelve years with CHS, a global IT distributor, running UK sales and marketing.

“We are delighted to welcome Jan to the team. She is a results orientated individual with excellent management and team building skills,” said Graeme Watt, President Bell Micro Europe. “Looking at the experience that she brings to the table, I have complete confidence that she will more than deliver against her defined goals.”

“This is an exciting time for Bell Micro,” added Lawford. The company has an outstanding track record of success but believes it can still raise the bar further. I am looking forward to being a key part of the business as it accelerates its growth.”

Outside office hours, Jan’s hobbies include fundraising for the Bobby Moore Bowel Cancer Charity and she is a keen runner. Her claim to fame is that she once was a competitive sky diver. She also enjoys spending time with her three daughters.

About Bell Micro

Bell Micro is a specialist IT distributor that occupies a central position in the IT supply chain between those companies who create IT products and services and those who supply end-users. We provide a complete service that is designed to enhance the capabilities and performance of our partners in this channel. The services and technologies we supply are wide-ranging, so too are the ways we assist our partners. For some, it is a case of ensuring the right IT products are available at the right time and cost, for others the service is more extensive with Bell Micro working in partnership to address opportunities at every stage of the technology lifecycle – from design to deployment. Bell Micro operates through three channels to market – industrial, commercial and enterprise – each of which offers a wide range of services and products from major IT vendors.

For further information contact:

Clare Shephard
maillot jaune communications
Tel: +44(0)7736 793332
Email: clare.shephard@maillot-jaune.co.uk

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