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CompTIA Names John McGlinchey Senior VP, Global Business Development

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry and the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for IT professionals around the world, today announced the promotion of John McGlinchey to senior vice president, global business development.

"John's creativity, energy and skills make him the right choice to lead our global sales team," said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certification, CompTIA. "He is extremely well-versed in the way an industry association operates, especially in areas such as membership growth, engagement, communications, international business, public policy and workforce development."

McGlinchey has nearly two decades of IT industry experience, primarily in IT education. He most recently served at CompTIA's vice president for Europe and the Middle East and was responsible for certification sales throughout 40 countries.

"IT professionals and employers alike rely on CompTIA's suite of certifications because they deliver a competitive advantage for any business in a cost-conscious marketplace," said McGlinchey. "CompTIA certified IT staff have a greater ability to understand new and complex technologies; are more productive; and bring more insightful problem-solving to the workplace."

With more than 1.7 million certifications awarded worldwide, CompTIA is the largest provider of vendor-neutral certifications for IT professionals. These certifications are the recognized industry standards for a broad range of technology skills. Visit CompTIA Certifications to learn more.

About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. Visit http://www.comptia.org/home.aspx or follow CompTIA at http://www.facebook.com/CompTIA and twitter.com/comptia.

CONTACT: Steven Ostrowski CompTIA 630-678-8468 sostrowski@comptia.orgSource: CompTIA