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Pederson leaves ComputerCorp

Pederson leaves ComputerCorp

ComputerCorp has parted ways with recently appointed Tasmanian manager, Colin Pederson.

The news comes less than two months after his company, Xite, was acquired by ComputerCorp in order to create a new state branch for the integrator.

Xite was the trading name for Epitec which, according to a recent ASIC filing, recently appointed administrators following the sale of Xite to ComputerCorp. Administrator, Barry Hamilton, refused to be drawn on the number of creditors or levels of debt.

ComputerCorp managing director, Hugh Smith, would not comment on the specifics of Pederson's departure but said it was linked to the administration of Epitec.

"Unfortunately, Colin has decided to put his business in receivership and has resigned from ComputerCorp," he said.

"His position would have been untenable if he stayed in the job as it would have been a conflict of interest."

ComputerCorp CFO and COO, Murray Mansell, said it had not taken on the Epitec debts.

"We acquired the assets of Epitec but were very careful not to buy the business so as to not take on any debt," he said.

"It is only the appointment of the administrator which has thrown that into confusion."

As for the fate of ComputerCorp's new Tasmanian branch office and its staff, Smith said an interim manager had been appointed and the office would remain in operation. However, he admitted there had been cuts in the wake of Pederson's departure. "Some people have left the company but we are advertising for more to replace them," he said.

ComputerCorp's Smith said the company would now target acquisitions in Darwin and Auckland.

Colin Pederson could not be reached for this story.

History

Xite, the trading name for Epitec, acquired by ComputerCorp in April

Epitec goes into receivership in May

Xite's former boss, Colin Pederson, resigns from ComputerCorp

ComputerCorp will now target acquisitions in Darwin and Auckland


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