HP Names New Channel ExecBy Jessica Davis | Posted 2007-05-10 Email Print
The company hires an outsider to serve as director of volume distribution channels.Hewlett-Packard has named an outsider to serve as its new director of volume distribution channels for the Solution Partners Organization in the Americas.
Gary Koopman, 52, brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role at the Palo Alto, Calif., computer systems and technology company, where he will oversee all sales, strategy and management of HP's CSP (Channel Service Provider) distribution partners as well as HP source and distribution services. In this capacity he will focus on driving continued revenue growth through HP's commercial distribution channel, the company said in a statement.
Koopman joins HP from Pillar Data Systems, where he led the channel reseller organization for North Americaa role where he developed strong relationships with HP distribution partners such as Synnex, Tech Data, Ingram and Bell Micro, the company said.
"Gary's exceptional channel leadership coupled with his strong distributor relationships will greatly benefit HP's entire channel organization," said Adrian Jones, vice president and general manager of HP's Solution Partners OrganizationAmericas, in a statement. "We look forward to his management of HP's distributor partnerships, which are central to HP's business strategy in the channel."