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By | Paul Kunert 7th August 2012 16:19

Comstor names Dohmen as EMEA boss

Ex-army man and Cisco veep to whip troops into shape

Cisco distribution unit Comstor has lured one of the networking firm's veterans, Andreas Dohmen, to manage its operations across EMEA.

Parent Westcon is trying to organise its business to be more EMEA-aligned, and earlier this year hired former Avaya channel boss Jeremy Butt to manage the region.

The Comstor business unit is the "go-to" Cisco distributor, Dean Douglas said in a statement ironed out by PR, and he claimed the reason for this was the management experience it has brought on board.

Former German army officer Dohmen spent a decade at Cisco where he was veep for Europe until September last year. Prior to that he was exec veep at Newbridge Networks and then Alcatel.

He will report to Comstor lifer Jon Pritchard, president of the distie, and will be charged with broadening the base of reseller customers.

Dohmen has a degree in economics and nuclear physics, which rather begs the question why he isn't in a senior techie strategist role rather than chief at a box- and service-shifting distie, albeit in the enterprise space. ®

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