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Tech Data Appoints John Tonnison to Lead Global Cloud Strategy and Operations

CLEARWATER, Fla., July 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) announced it has appointed John ("JT") Tonnison to lead the strategic direction, operations, and go-to-market execution of the company's worldwide cloud business. Tonnison will continue to serve as the company's executive vice president, chief information officer (CIO), a position he has held since 2009. In his expanded role, Tonnison will oversee Tech Data's cloud leadership in the Americas and Europe and will continue to report directly to Bob Dutkowsky, the company's chief executive officer.

"As we continue to invest in supporting our customers on their journey to hybrid computing, we recognized the need for dedicated global leadership of this strategic focus area for our company," said Dutkowsky. "JT has played an integral role in setting our global strategy and leads a high-performing, multicultural, international organization that has a tremendous depth of experience as practitioners of cloud and hybrid solutions, integration, and migration. His outstanding business mind and understanding of the IT channel, combined with his understanding of technology and its real-world applications, make him an ideal leader to drive growth in cloud offerings for Tech Data and our channel partners."

Tonnison joined Tech Data in 2001 as vice president, Worldwide E-Business, leading the development of Tech Data's E-Business strategy and tools. He was promoted to senior vice president, IT Americas in 2006, and in 2009 was named executive vice president, CIO, taking on worldwide responsibility for all business systems technology, application software, and operations. Prior to joining Tech Data, he held executive management positions in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Germany with TSN, Ameriquest, Log 2000, Frontline Distribution, and Mancos Computers.

In April 2015, Tonnison was named to Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders list. A dedicated advocate for diversity and inclusion, he was honored with the Silver Medallion Award by Community Tampa Bay in May 2015. He also serves on the board of Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce and is on the advisory board of Equality Means Business.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Source:Tech Data Corporation