The Channel logo

News

By | Paul Kunert 11th September 2012 18:14

Channel legend Howard Strowman dies

CEO at Westcoast Asset Management

Howard Strowman, the colourful channel veteran and CEO at Westcoast Asset Management (WAM), has died from injuries sustained in a motorbike crash.

The accident happened in North Wales on Sunday, September 9, and after being airlifted to hospital, Strowman went in to intensive care. He died on Tuesday morning.

In 1973, Strowman single-handedly started the excess inventory sector in the nascent UK IT industry by founding PST Holdings, a company that became WAM in March 2004 when it was acquired by Westcoast, the leading UK IT distributor.

He was 67 and is survived by his wife Trina and two sons Max and Jack, who both work at WAM. ®

alert Send corrections

Opinion

Chris Mellor

Drives nails forged with Red Hat iron into VCE's coffin
Sleep Cycle iOS app screenshot

Trevor Pott

Forget big-spending globo biz: it's about the consumer... and he's desperate for a nap
Steve Bennet, ex-Symantec CEO

Chris Mellor

Enormo security firm needs to get serious about acquisitions

Features

Windows 8.1 Update  Storeapps Taskbar
Chinese Buffet self-service
Chopping down the phone tree to scrump low-hanging fruit
An original member of the System/360 family announced in 1964, the Model 50 was the most powerful unit in the medium price range.
Big Blue's big $5bn bet adjusted, modified, reduced, back for more
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Redmond needs to discover the mathematics of trust