Avnet announces new UK security and networking director

Distributor Avnet has appointed Danny Yeowell as director for its Technology Solutions UK Security and Networking business unit. 

Yeowell will be responsible for accelerating growth and profitability for Avnet, its partners and suppliers in the area of security and networking – a business in which Avnet UK says it has seen double-digit growth in the last year. 

He joins Avnet from Dimension Data, where he was UK solutions director, responsible for networking, security, collaboration, data centre and end user computing.

Prior to this, he headed up pre-sales and architecture at Logicalis for six years. Yeowell has over 30 years’ experience within the IT industry, working for manufacturers and systems integrators.

Christian Curtis, sales director at Avnet Technology Solutions UK, commented: "Danny has considerable experience in an area of the market that presents significant opportunity and where we have high ambitions to accelerate growth for our partners and suppliers.

"Security and networking is pervasive to all areas of technology and none more so than next-generation, where huge growth is predicted.

"Over the last few years we’ve invested heavily in building out a security centre of excellence, which has enabled us to deliver significant value to our partners and reaped rewards for all concerned. We will continue to invest in this important area.”

IDC predicts that by 2020, 40 per cent of security revenues will become tied to predictive capabilities, and protecting the mobile cloud will account for 35 per cent of enterprise security products sold.

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