Avnet takes new security head from Dimension Data

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New networking and security hire also previously worked at Logicalis

Avnet has appointed Danny Yeowell as director for its Technology Solutions UK Security and Networking business unit.

Yeowell (pictured) joins Avnet from Dimension Data where he was UK solutions director, responsible for networking, security, collaboration, data centre and end user computing.

Prior to this he headed up pre-sales and architecture at Logicalis for six years. Yeowell has over 30 years’ experience within the IT industry working for manufacturers and systems integrators across a broad range of sectors.

Avnet - Danny Yeowell Security and NetworkingDistie Avnet UK says it has seen double-digit growth in its security and networking business unit over the last year.

Christian Curtis, sales director, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK, said: “Danny has considerable experience in an area of the market that presents significant opportunity and where we have high ambitions to accelerate growth for our partners and suppliers.

“Security and networking is pervasive to all areas of technology and none more so than next-generation, where huge growth is predicted. Over the last few years we’ve invested heavily in building out a security centre of excellence, which has enabled us to deliver significant value to our partners and reaped rewards for all concerned.”

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