Tech Data Introduces Worldwide Mobile Business

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the introduction of Tech Data Mobile Solutions, the company's new worldwide mobile business. Company veteran Rod Millar has been appointed to the new position of senior vice president, Tech Data Mobile Solutions, in which he will lead the strategic direction, operations, and go-to-market execution of Tech Data's worldwide mobile business, including Tech Data Mobile in Europe. Millar will report to Nestor Cano, president, Europe and Joe Quaglia, president, the Americas.

Millar has relocated from the United Kingdom and will be based in the company's headquarters in Clearwater, Fla. Millar has been with Tech Data since 2007, serving as President of Tech Data Mobile in Europe. Previously, he was with the Caudwell Group, a leading UK-based telecommunications company, for more than seven years.

"Mobile products and solutions continue to be a strategic focus for Tech Data throughout our worldwide operations," said Bob Dutkowsky, chief executive officer at Tech Data. "Over the past seven years, Rod has been instrumental in the growth and development of Tech Data Mobile, our European mobile business. This new organizational structure further solidifies our commitment to the growing mobile space and better aligns our resources to this important component of our company strategy."

The company also announced the promotion of Heather Murray to vice president, Tech Data Mobile Solutions. In this role, she will lead the sales, marketing, and operational functions of Tech Data's mobile business in the U.S. A 15-year veteran of the company, Murray has helped lead the company's U.S. mobile strategy since the formation of TDMobility. She has been responsible for the development and delivery of complete end-to-end mobile solutions to enable the company's channel of VARs, from devices to the data center, as well as the recruitment of new vendor partners to TDMobility. Murray, who currently serves as chair of the executive board of CompTIA's Mobility Community, will report directly to Millar. She holds a B.B.A. from the University of Tampa.

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