The top hires, fires and moves in the channel so far in 2009

  • In January, Lenovo snared the services of Callum Eade to replace its outgoing director of small business and consumer, David Nicol. Eade started in the position on January 12 after just over 18 months with Toshiba’s Information Systems Division as national channel sales manager.

  • In late January, Alcatel-Lucent appointed Andrew Butterworth as managing director of the company’s Australian operation following the return of his predecessor, Hilary Mine, to the US.

  • In early February, audio visual vendor, ViewSonic, appointed William Tse to the position of country manager to replace the outgoing Brendan Frawley.

  • HP Solution Partner Organisation director, Paul Robson, switched chairs to head up the vendor’s Australian Enterprise Server and Storage (ESS) division. He replaced former chief, Stephen Bovis, who was promoted to the role of vice-president and general manager of industry standard servers for Asia-Pacific and Japan.

  • Express Online general manager, Alison McQuarrie, resigned from her position after more than three years at the helm.

  • In March, Samsung appointed BenQ veteran, Philip Newton, as its new director of IT in an effort to elevate its national presence. Newton was previously the managing director of BenQ.

  • Industry stalwart, Ian McLean, joined storage vendor, Seagate Technology, as its new country manager.

  • In March, Dean Vaughan quit his post as channel development manager for Citrix after two-and-a-half years in the role.

  • Also in March, Marlene Gant moved out of distribution and into vendor land, joining Asus as its national retail manager.

  • Ex-IBM staffer, David Thodey was announced as the new Telstra (ASX:TLS) CEO, ending months of speculation after Sol Trujillo stepped down from the position.

  • VMware partner director, David Blackman, quit his post after two-and-half years. He is being replaced by Oracle partner manager and industry veteran, Fred King. Blackman said he was relocating to the UK after six-and-a-half-years in Australia for family reasons.

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