T.J. Trojan Joins Synnex

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The IT veteran joins distributor Synnex to head up its U.S. peripherals business.

Distributor Synnex has appointed industry veteran T.J. Trojan to run its U.S. peripherals business.

The firm has also promoted Gary Palenbaum to senior vice president, consumer electronics.

Trojan, who has 24 years in the industry and was formerly president of NEC Display Solutions of America, will become senior vice president of peripherals, reporting directly to Peter Larocque, president, U.S. Distribution.

"T.J.'s broad operational and manufacturing background will be very complementary to Synnex as we enter our next phase of growth. As we continue to diversify our business model and create new market opportunities for our customers, having a seasoned executive like T.J. working by my side will be pivotal to our continued success," Larocque said in a statement.

Promoted from his position of vice president of peripherals, Palenbaum will now be responsible for growing the distributor's consumer electronics business, which he helped to launch.

Sara Driscoll began her journalism career at 16 years old on her local newspaper, The Watford Observer. Working part time, she covered a range of beats. Leaving to complete her Journalism Degree at Bournemouth University, UK, Sara then went on to graduate and work for Emap. She began as a reporter on APR, Emap's construction title, being promoted to senior reporter with a year.Sara then joined VNU Business Publications as Deputy News Editor on CRN, the weekly trade title for channel players. She covered industry/business news from vendors, distributors and resellers, product announcements, partner announcements as well as market and trend analysis, research and in depth articles to predict up and coming trends in the sector. She was promoted within a year to News Editor, a year later to Deputy Editor and the following year became Editor. Sara remained editor of CRN for three years, launching the magazine on new platforms including CRN TV and eBooks, as well as several magazine and web site redesigns. She was called on for expert industry comment from various publications including appearing on live BBC news programs. Sara joined Ziff Davis Enterprise as Editor of eWeek Channel Insider. She runs the title in all formats – online up to the minute news, newsletters, emails alerts and events. She also manages the brand of Channel Insider in all formats - events, shows, awards, panel debates and roundtables.Sara can be reached at:sara.driscoll@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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