Networking technology vendor D-Link announced promotions and an upcoming
revision to its channel partner program this week, in addition to plans to
migrate the company’s systems to Salesforce.com.

D-Link has promoted channel veteran Nick Tidd as its new president. Tidd had
been serving as vice president of sales for D-Link Pan America
and vice president of marketing for D-Link North America. In those roles he
focused on making operations more efficient and on selling customer-centric
solutions.

Tidd joined D-Link in August 2008, and his previous work experience has
included serving as vice president of global channel sales at 3Com and as a
strategic advisory board member at Blue Roads.

D-Link said in a statement that Tidd’s “fresh perspective, new ideas and proven
strategies will play a major role in propelling D-Link to a leadership position
in the Americas.”
The company promised that D-Link will focus on success in midmarket and
enterprise environments while continuing to support the small business and
medium business customer and the small office/home office customer.

"Being a part of D-Link has been one of the most personally rewarding and
professionally fulfilling experiences of my career,” said Tidd, in a prepared
statement. “I’m excited about driving the company to reach its full potential
as we increasingly attract more brand agnostic and value-conscious
customers."

Under Tidd, D-Link North America has both grown and significantly improved
operations, resulting in increased margins and better profitability, the
company said.  

D-Link also announced that Michael Fox has been promoted to vice president of
U.S. Solutions Channels Sales, overseeing the pending launch of D-Link’s new
Channel Partner Program. He will focus on supporting field application
engineers and the company’s expansion into the federal government market.

D-Link named Patrick Piwowarczyk as vice president of U.S. Enterprise Sales,
specifically focusing on growing end-user business. Michael Walsh has been
named vice president of information technology for North America
to oversee the company’s migration to Salesforce.com and other operational
improvements.

Phyllis McCullagh has been named vice president of sales operations to lead the
sales operations and distribution team. And Mark Ciprietti is the new vice
president and general manager of business solutions sales for D-Link Canada.