Westcon Group Joins Global Technology Distribution Council

TARRYTOWN, NY, September 26, 2006 —Westcon Group, Inc., a $2 billion multi-national technology distributor with over 1,000 employees worldwide, announced that it has joined the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC).  Member distributors of the GTDC collectively represent more than $80 billion in annual worldwide sales.  The organization is dedicated to defining and promoting the role of wholesale distribution in a successful and healthy information technology (IT) channel.

Westcon Group decided to join the GTDC following an invitation that was extended previously.  By gaining membership to this influential channel organization, the Company plans to engage collaboratively in discussions to help promote and shape efficient business practices in the IT channel and specifically distribution. 

Tom Dolan, president and CEO of Westcon Group, commented: “The GTDC is in an excellent position to positively influence issues that affect the whole channel. It provides a forum for all of us to discuss and address common challenges.  For Westcon Group, membership is particularly interesting from the perspective of establishing new relationships with new vendors and other distributors among other things.”

“Westcon Group is not only a major distributor in the United States, but also in Europe.  They were our number one missing hole, especially in the networking and security space," said GTDC CEO Tim Curran. "We are very happy to have their commitment to the group, and look forward to working with them on activities both here and abroad.”

The GTDC currently has 13 members including Westcon Group, representing companies in North America, Europe and Asia.  In addition to serving its own member community, the organization also strives to provide value to vendors, analysts and the press by engaging in detailed research projects and holding significant industry events such as the Global Technology Distribution Summit.

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a global specialty distributor of networking, security and communications equipment for leading technology vendors, including Cisco Systems, Inc., Nortel Networks Corporation and Avaya, Inc.  Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One divisions, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers.  Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity.  For more information, visit

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Jeffrey Touzeau   
Westcon Group, Inc.     
(914) 829-7388


Jeff Touzeau

Director, Corp Comm

914 829 7388