EATONTOWN, N.J., Jan. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TechXtend, a leading value-added provider of safety and security, data center, client computing, disaster recovery and virtualization solutions today announced the promotion of Kevin Askew to Vice President and General Manager of TechXtend. Mr. Askew joined the company in 2010 as Senior Sales Manager and was promoted to Director of Sales in July 2011, and Senior Director of Sales in 2014. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the sales and vendor relations teams.
In his new role, Mr. Askew will continue to report to William R. Botti, Executive Vice President, Wayside Technology Group (NASDAQ:WSTG), parent company of TechXtend. “Kevin’s tenacity has helped change the direction of the business, and his fortitude and positive outlook have helped redefine TechXtend’s sales strategies. He’s helped TechXtend become a true Value Added Reseller, and has taken control of virtually every aspect of the business from sales, marketing and operations. This is why we are confident that Kevin will propel TechXtend to the next level,” said Executive Vice President, William R. Botti.
Mr. Askew will be responsible for TechXtend’s overall operational strategy and will continue to lead the sales team, including the new education team. In 2016, Askew spearheaded the company’s technology outreach in the K-12 and higher education market, building a team of public sector experts strategically located throughout the state of New Jersey.
“Kevin’s ability to take a strategic vision and bring it to light, as well as his successful track record for developing new business opportunities, have proven his value and aptitude to lead TechXtend’s future growth,” added William R. Botti.
With over 25 years of experience in the VAR/LAR community in various sales and management roles, Askew started his career in 1992 with MicroWarehouse, Inc., after attending Rider College in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. An active community member, he is a former Councilman in Berkeley Township, and a member of the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund Committee, focused on raising money for displaced families in Berkeley Township, New Jersey. Askew also served as Vice President of the Berkeley Township Board of Education, and was a member of the Ocean County Workforce Investment Board and Ocean County Commission on Missing and Exploited Children
A native of New Jersey, Askew currently resides in Bayville, New Jersey with his wife and two children.
TechXtend (formerly Programmer’s Paradise) is a leading value-added provider of software, systems and solutions for corporations, government organizations, and academic institutions across the United States and Canada. With a solutions focus on cloud computing, storage and data management, business intelligence and information management, and mobile device management, TechXtend helps technology professionals gain optimal return from their investments in software and hardware. With our 30-year Programmer's Paradise history as the leading independent source of developer and database tools, customers continue to rely on TechXtend for in-depth product expertise, unparalleled value and selection, and fast, accurate turnaround. TechXtend is a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc., a public company since 1995 (NASDAQ:WSTG). For more information, visit http://www.techxtend.com or call +1.800.441.1511, or +1.732.389.8950. In Canada, call +1.888.423.2700. Follow us on Twitter (@TechXtend) and Facebook (TechXtend).
About Wayside Technology Group
Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTG) was founded in 1982 and is a unified and integrated technology company providing products and solutions for corporate resellers, VARs, and developers as well as business, government and educational entities. The company offers technology products from software publishers and manufacturers including Bluebeam Software, CA Technologies, ExaGrid Systems, Flexera Software, Hewlett Packard, Infragistics, Intel Software, Lenovo, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Mindjet, Samsung, SmartBear Software, SolarWinds, Sophos, StorageCraft Technology, Super Micro Computer, Inc., TechSmith, Unitrends, Veeam Software and VMware.
Wayside Technology Group, Inc.
The statements in this release concerning the Company’s future prospects are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include the continued acceptance of the Company’s distribution channel by vendors and customers, the timely availability and acceptance of new products, and contribution of key vendor relationships and support programs. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.