MB Technologies strengthens board
by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 3 November 2009
African distribution giant MB Technologies has strengthened its board with the appointment of two CEOs from subsidiary companies. Pierre Spies and Anton Herbst, CEOs of Tarsus Technologies and ACT have both been added as executive directors on the main MB Technologies board.
Glenn Fullerton, CEO at MB Technologies, said: “Both Pierre and Anton, CEOs of Tarsus Technologies and ACT respectively, are veterans of the South African IT industry. They have made significant contributions to the growth of the group over many years.”
“Their insight into various sectors of the IT industry in which they have operated will further strengthen the MB Technologies main board. Their wealth of knowledge and experience will be well utilised to ensure optimisation of group and operational strategies and will assist the group in its future growth plans,” he added.
“Their appointments will not alter their day to day executive responsibilities for the running of their respective operations. They will continue to hold and fulfill their current positions as CEOs,” continued Fullerton. “We are delighted to appoint such outstanding and loyal members of the MB Technologies team to the main board.”
Leo Baxter, chairman at MB Technologies, added: “The combination of their operational insights into dynamic market conditions in the IT distribution market coupled with their abilities to distil their more than three decades worth of collective experience into a broader, strategic view of the market will be vital contributors to the success of the group.”
MB Technologies’ operating companies include Tarsus Technologies, ACT, Ingram Micro (South Africa), Printacom, ChannelWare and Channel Capital. MB Technologies works with a number of major brands including HP, IBM, Lenovo, Acer, Samsung, OKI, Cisco, Phillips, Lexmark, 3com, Seagate and Kingston.
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