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It was an interesting year of role changes in the industry.
After more than 30 years in the IT industry, [[artnid:367550|EMC's David Henderson|]] decided 2010 was the year to retire from full time work.
In September, Phil Cameron, went back to [[artnid:360585|IBM taking up the partner director post|]], vacated by Andrew Baker.
As the integration of the Oracle and Sun merger took place, it saw the departure of Sun's Australian managing director [[artnid:338896|Andrew Goodlace.|]] Many other staff changes also took place with Sun channel manager, Sam Srinivasan, appointed as northern region sales director for the Systems Line of business. In July, Oracle appointed [[artnid:353348|Patricia Nance|]] as its new channel boss, replacing Paul Muller, who has shifted to the technology licence part of the business for the Northern Region.
In February, Former Alphawest CEO, Garry Henley, took the [[artnid:337545|top job at Synergy Plus|]]. Since then, a whole raft of changes have been made to the business, [[artnid: 371405|shedding about 35 staff, including its national sales director, Joe Arcuri,|]] as it prepares to make itself a services business.
Lenovo hired Daren Finney as its new channel sales director [[artnid:357378|in August|]], taking over from [[artnid:339283|Callum Eade|]], who left due to health reasons.
Microsoft promoted its Australian managing director [[artnid:370104| as its Asia Pacific vice-president|]], replacing Emilio Umeoka. A suitable replacement for the managing director post is yet to be announced.
HP crowned [[artnid:357742|Kevin Rooney|]] as its ESSN director, following Paul Robson's promotion [[artnid:345413| to lead the vendor's networking|]] efforts across Asia Pacific and Japan.
In September, VMware appointed [[artnid:362187|John Donovan|]] as its new partner director, replacing [[artnid:348662|Fred King|]], who abruptly departed in June. Earlier in the year, VMware also hired former Sun A/NZ managing director [[artnid:339874|Duncan Bennet|]] as its first director of commercial sales.
Tony Heywood returned for a second bite of the distribution landscape to Westcon Group. He came back to lead the [[artnid:357561|datacentre practice.|]] The position was previously occupied by Neville James, who lasted about [[artnid:349598|three months in the role.|]]
Intel's [[artnid:366374|Philip Cronin stepped in as the chair|]] of the Australian Information and Industry Association, replacing Data#3's John Grant.
In March, Gavin Larkings was crowned as the new president of CSC [[artnid:341552|taking over from Nick Wilkinson.|]]
Former A/NZ Autodesk managing director, Hanspeter Eiselt, joined [[artnid:341606|Ingram in March|]] as its new volume business chief. He replaced Matt Sanderson, who took up the role as managing director for Ingram in the UK. Since then, Ingram's [[artnid:352351|restructured its retail division|]], which saw some staff made redundant.
Adrian Sharkey was appointed as the new country head for [[artnid:363504|Quantum|]] following the sudden departure of Keith Busson and its senior channel manager, Ron Giezekamp.
In October, former SAP CEO, [[artnid:363829|Alan Hyde|]] became the first non-Japanese managing director for NEC Australia. He replaced Wataru Takeuchi, who returned to Japan.
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