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​Logicalis accelerates Thomas Duryea integration with internal COO hire

​Logicalis accelerates Thomas Duryea integration with internal COO hire

Customer demand speeds up integration process.

Michael Chanter - COO, Logicalis Australia

Michael Chanter - COO, Logicalis Australia

Logicalis Australia has tasked Michael Chanter with running the company’s local operations, as the integration with Thomas Duryea accelerates.

Following his position as national general manager of Thomas Duryea, Chanter now steps into the Chief Operating Officer role, leading sales, marketing and delivery across both Logicalis and Thomas Duryea businesses.

After acquiring Thomas Duryea in December 2015, the move is designed to accelerate the integration between both operations, with a view to bring the full breadth of the combined offering to existing and new customers.

The internal restructuring follows the departure of Basil Reilly, who left his role as CEO on September 30, with the IT solutions provider still searching for a replacement.

Additionally, Thomas Duryea co-founder, Andrew Thomas, will become an advisor to the board, assisting with the integration process.

“We are now ready to bring the two organisations together to build a stronger customer value offering, a combined go-to-market strategy, and a strong collaborative business culture,” Logicalis Group CEO, Mark Rogers, said.

“Our top priority is to nurture the immense success we see across so much of our business today, while building and growing a newly combined culture that evolves from the best of both teams.”

Terms of the acquisition will see the two companies combined as one within 12 months, creating a joint $120 million solutions provider in the process.

Backed by Logicalis' parent, Datatec, the $US6.5 billion-turnover company that also owns Westcon Group, the company specialises in communications and collaboration, data centre and cloud services and managed services.

“Running the business is in my hands,” Chanter told ARN. “The original timeframe to integrate both businesses was 12 months but we’re looking to bring that forward and our objective is to now accelerate this process.

“The primary reason is because we have an opportunity to work closer with our customers and to bring our services offerings together as quickly as we can.

“We’re delivering to our customers today but it’s about providing a more cohesive and integrated offering to the market.”

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