Digital tape industry stalwart David Davoren has re-emerged in the channel, heading up tape drive repair company Connexion Point in Australia.
The move coincides with Connexion Point's selection to provide warranty service and support for Quantum's range of DLT drives earlier in the year. Davoren was one of the first to launch Quantum DLT products in 1995 as general manager of distributor Digital Tape Solutions (DTS).
Davoren, who co-founded DTS with fellow Dawn Technologies executives Garry Humphries and Aubrey Cohen back in 1996, had grown the company for six years before ASX-listed telco Davnet acquired it last year. Davnet then told Davoren in April 2001 that it would not be renewing the one-year contract he signed after the acquisition.
In his new role at Connexion Point, Davoren will be responsible for growing the company's in-warranty repairs from distributors such as ACA Pacific, DTS, Ingram Micro and Tech Pacific in New Zealand.
Davoren joins David "Doc" O'Connor, Connexion Point's group manager and founder, who is currently in London to expand on a partnership with Reactive Computers, a computer services and peripherals company.