Computer 2000: Triade appoints experienced retail manager to join growing Consumer Electronics team
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Triade, the consumer electronics business unit of Computer 2000, part of the Tech Data Group, has appointed Gavin Lillington as Business Unit Manager of its newly-created Philips and TP Vision business unit. He will lead a team responsible for all aspects of demand planning, account and category management functions for Philips and for TP Vision*1. Reporting directly to Jo-anne Foreman, Director of Triade UK, Gavin will also lead a number of projects key to the growth of the CE division.
Previously, Gavin spent more than 17 years within the retail industry. He has joined Triade from Comet Group, where he most recently held the post of Category Manager for Accessories. He previously led the companys Commercial Initiatives team, has extensive experience of team management and strategic planning and a proven track record of achievement.
Jo-anne Foreman, Director of Triade UK, said: We are delighted to welcome Gavin to our growing team. With his extensive experience in retail business management, keen understanding of the dynamics of the consumer electronics industry, and team skills, he has all the qualities needed to be successful in helping Triade to meet and exceed both customer expectations and internal objectives. We have ambitious plans to grow this area of our business and we have put a great team in place to ensure we can deliver exceptional levels of service.
Gavin added: This is a very exciting time to be joining Triade, which has quickly established a good reputation in the CE market. Im really looking forward to helping the company deliver the very best levels of service to its partners and to building and developing the potential of our third partly logistics business.
*1 TP Vision is a joint venture between TPV Technology and Philips that focuses on developing the hospitality market for Philips-branded TV sets. Triade provides a complete stock management and third-party logistics services for both organisations.
About Computer 2000
Computer 2000 is the UK and Ireland operation of Tech Data Europe. Through its collection of specialist business units, which include Azlan, Maverick, Tech Data Mobile and Datech, it provides resellers with a unique combination of focused expertise in key areas of the market and unrivalled stock-holding, logistics, and financial services. 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 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.
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