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Tech Data Names New President Of The Americas

Tech Data CEO Rich Hume thanked retiring president of the Americas, Joe Quaglia, who has been in the role since November 2013, and with the company since 2006.

Tech Data said Thursday that it named company veteran John O’Shea to take over as president of the Americas, replacing Joe Quaglia, who is retiring from the role.

Prior to this appointment, O‘Shea was in charge of Tech Data’s Global Lifecycle Management unit.

Tech Data CEO Rich Hume thanked Joe Quaglia, who has been in the role since November 2013, and with the company since 2006.

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Hume said O‘Shea is taking over at “a pivotal moment” in the IT distributor’s history, according to a press release. As an industry tier two distribution is shifting more resources to cloud sales, and recurring revenue, yet still must meet the hardware demands of partners who have had to shift their customers’ workforce remote.

“Throughout his career, John has proven himself as a strong leader with extensive industry experience and operational acumen,” Hume said. ”This expertise combined with an unwavering commitment to our channel partners and shared values make him a natural fit to lead our Americas region.”

As president of the Americas region, O’Shea is expected to head the strategy and execution of the Americas business of Clearwater, Fla.-based Tech Data. That area includes the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Additionally, O‘Shea will be placed in charge of two of the company’s global businesses: Security Solutions and Global Lifecycle Management.

“I am extremely energized to lead our Americas region and to help drive Tech Data’s transformation, building on all the tremendous momentum Joe and the rest of the Americas Executive Board have built,” O’Shea said in a statement. “In particular, I am looking forward to working closely with our channel partners and our colleagues to build on our strategy of delivering higher value in pursuit of our vision to be the vital link in the technology ecosystem.”

In his 16 years with Tech Data, O‘Shea has lead the HP Solutions Group, and served as vice president of product marketing, networking. In the middle of his career with the company he took a break to run his own IT solutions business, Vology, but returned to Tech Data in 2016.

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