CMS Distribution has appointed Andy Bass as group sales and marketing director.
Bass brings 25 years of leadership experience within the IT industry, including a long career at Toshiba where he held senior positions within the UK, US and European organisation, and more recently as EMEA VP for OpenSymmetry where he gained experience in the IT software and services sector.
His role is a board level position and he has responsibility for all CMS group sales and marketing activities.
“This is a great opportunity to bring a lot of vendor-land experience to a channel role” said Bass.
“I was drawn by the scale and ambition of a company that has a mission to more than double its size through growth in all areas of the business from B2B to B2C and across both hardware and software lines. It’s a close fit to my previous experience and it’s great to be with a company that is energized for growth.”
Frank Salmon, CMS Group CEO, added: “We have been looking for a while to strengthen our leadership team at a time when we are making significant investments in new acquisitions, new operations facilities, new sales offices and on-boarding new vendors and channel partners.
"Andy brings a wealth of experience and energy to the business as we embark upon a journey of growth."