CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has appointed Sheri Hedlund to vice president, Product Marketing, Hewlett Packard ("HP") Solutions Group. In this role, Hedlund will lead the Company's sales, marketing, technical, and supply chain operations supporting the full HP Solutions portfolio, driving partner enablement across the entire HP offering. Hedlund will report to Joe Quaglia, the Company's senior vice president, U.S. Marketing and president, TDMobility. Hedlund joins Tech Data after 12 years of progressive leadership positions at HP, most recently serving as director, PSG Channel and SMB Business Management, U.S. Category. In this role, Hedlund was the executive leader for HP's $4B+ United States channel sales region, encompassing all commercial PSG business units and customer segments. Prior to HP, she was with CYNET, Inc. as director, Product Management. Hedlund holds a B.A. in Psychology from Texas Lutheran University. "Sheri's collaborative leadership style and proven record of overachieving business goals make her a great fit to lead Tech Data's strategic HP business," said Quaglia. "Our HP Solutions Group is tasked with enhancing the processes and tools that simplify the deployment of HP solutions, as well as increasing efficiency and profitability for HP partners supporting end users of all sizes in both the public and private sectors. I am confident in Sheri's ability to lead our HP relationship and business results to mutually successful, channel-leading levels." In July, Tech Data announced the expansion of its HP Solutions Group offering with the addition of HP Integrity and HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers, as well as the introduction of an exclusive new HP configuration portal, HP Advanced Customer Experience Solution (ACES), which enables HP partners to proactively manage requests, track service levels, and receive real-time reporting on all HP enterprise servers, storage, and networking configurations via a custom web portal. The ACES portal will be made available to the full partner community in the late Fall to support and accelerate business growth and expansion opportunities.
"I am excited to join Tech Data and lead the continued growth of the HP Solutions Group," said Hedlund. "I look forward to leveraging my experience within HP to deepen our partnership, deliver a best-in-class experience, further enhance our offerings and enable our resellers to profitably grow their HP enterprise businesses."Hedlund will also oversee the evolution of Solution360, a collaboration between Tech Data and HP that delivers complete solutions, unprecedented expertise, all-around service, and conception-to-completion offerings for all of the IT needs of HP channel partners. Tech Data also leverages its HP Solutions Center in Clearwater, which is an HP Cloud Center of Excellence, to enable its partners to access and experience the HP platform firsthand. For more information or to speak with a dedicated HP representative at Tech Data, contact the HP Solutions Group at (800) 237-8931, ext. 80174. About Tech Data Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500 ®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com. The Tech Data Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=10666
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