2008 Tech Data Channel Initiatives and the Execs Behind Them

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    Sharon Linsenbach

    | Posted 2008-05-06

2008 Tech Data Channel Initiatives
and the Execs Behind Them

AIS (Advanced Infrastructure Solutions) and Pete Peterson
Senior VP and GM, AIS

Tech Data established its AIS Division in January 2007 to help its resellers capitalize on the demand for blade servers, storage, server virtualization and other data center technologies. AIS supports resellers selling virtualization technology from VMware, Citrix XenServer, Parallels and Virtual Iron. Tech Data veteran Peterson was chosen to head up the new division.

Peterson joined Tech Data in 1996 as director of Sales Planning and has held positions as head of Business Operations for Tech Data's Outsourcing division and vice president, East and Government sales, the company's largest sales division.

Before joining Tech Data, Peterson held management positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Honeywell and Polaroid. Peterson earned a master's degree in business administration from Florida State University and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Tuskegee University.

Sharon Linsenbach Sharon Linsenbach is a staff writer for eWEEK and eWEEK Channel Insider. Prior to joining Ziff Davis, Sharon was Assistant Managing Editor for CRN, a weekly magazine for PC and technology resellers. Before joining CRN, Sharon was an Acquisitions Editor for The Coriolis Group and later, Editorial Director with Paraglyph Press, both in Scottsdale, AZ. She holds a BA in English from Drew University and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her significant other and two neurotic cats. When she's not reading or writing about technology, Sharon enjoys yoga, knitting, traveling and live music. Sharon can be reached at Sharon.Linsenbach@ziffdavisenterprise.com.

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