Tech Data Names New VP of Mobility, Technical Services

photo-1Tech Data (TECD) added to its executive lineup this week with the appointment of two industry veterans to its mobile and Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) divisions. The distributor has tapped former Brightstar president and COO Patrick M. Stokes as vice president of Tech Data Mobile Solutions and longtime CDW and PCM executive Maurice O. Hamilton stepping in as vice president of Technical Services.

In their new roles, Stokes and Hamilton will be charged with leading the strategic direction for Tech Data Mobile Solutions in the United States and leading the strategic direction of the company’s presales support and systems engineering capabilities, respectively.

“We are pleased to welcome Patrick to the Tech Data Mobile Solutions team,” said Rod Millar, senior vice president, Worldwide, Tech Data Mobile Solutions, in a statement. “Patrick’s track record and experience will continue the strong momentum we have built in mobile distribution and services globally. As we continue to grow the Americas business within the mobile space and leverage our leading position in Europe, Patrick’s experience will prove to be invaluable.”

In addition to his tenure at Brightstar, Stokes brings with him 24 years of experience in the mobile telecommunications industry, most recently serving as president and CEO of Sage Brothers Holdings, a company dedicated to increasing shareholder value through the acquisition and conversion of target firms to minority business enterprises, according to the release. He has also held senior executive roles in sales and distribution with Verizon (VZ) and Sprint (S).

Similarly, Hamilton has more than 25 years of experience with distributors, including the aforementioned CDW and PCM, where he held a variety of senior and executive level sales and technical services positions. He also has direct experience selling and managing teams selling solutions and services at the end user level, according to Tech Data.

“Maurice is a proven leader with extensive knowledge and experience building technical and professional services capabilities, and he brings Tech Data a history of superior leadership in the IT channel,” said Chuck Bartlett, senior vice president, AIS, at Tech Data. “Specifically, Maurice will continue to position AIS as a leader in data center solutions and technical support of our channel partners.”

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