HP Names New Channel Exec

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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 America—a role where he developed strong relationships with HP distribution partners such as Synnex, Tech Data, Ingram and Bell Micro, the company said.

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Prior to Pillar Data Systems, Koopman served as vice president of sales for the Americas at Quantum. During his four years there, Koopman led the transition from direct to channel sales, bringing more than 100 new enterprise storage partners to the company.

"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 Organization—Americas, 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."

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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