Tech Data Appoints Kenneth E. Griffin to Vice President, AIS Storage Solutions

Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:13pm EDT

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has appointed Kenneth E. ("Ken") Griffin to vice president, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Storage Solutions. In this role, Griffin will lead the strategic direction of the Storage Solutions group in Tech Data's AIS division, as well as a wide range of associated channel program, partner enablement, and engagement activities.

"We are delighted to add Ken to our AIS team," said Chuck Bartlett, vice president and general manager, AIS at Tech Data. "Ken brings a very strong background in storage and virtualization technologies, as well as valuable experience in solutions selling. Specifically, Ken's experience directing sales teams in solutions selling will help position AIS to continue our journey of providing more value to our vendors and partners by providing these same capabilities for them."

Griffin rejoins Tech Data after eight years with Bayshore Technologies, where he held director-level positions in technical services, sales, and marketing. In these roles, he was responsible for strategic planning and presenting technology product and service solutions to various IT and business audiences. During his tenure, Bayshore received numerous accolades, including HP PSG's top U.S. partner, CRN Tech Elite 250 and Dell Managed Partner. Previously, Griffin was with Tech Data for 10 years. He holds a B.S. in Management and an M.B.A. from the University of South Florida.

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