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Exertis names new Kondor unit head

Exertis has appointed Gary Fowle to head up its recently acquired Kondor electronics distribution business. Fowle had been previously working with Beatrice Lafon, CEO of Kondor, on the integration of Kondor with Exertis' operations, and she is now leaving after just over a year in the role. 

Fowle was previously a vice president at Microsoft, responsible for the OEM device business in the US. Prior to that he was general manager for Microsoft in the Asia Pacific and a senior director in the UK operation. He has also worked in senior positions for Fujitsu Siemens and Tech Data.

Paul Bryan, Exertis UK managing director, said: “I would like to thank Beatrice for her commitment and support during the handover period and wish her well for the future. Kondor is a great business with an exciting future and we intend to significantly invest in the people, product portfolio and customer engagement, taking advantage of the company’s expertise in providing a range of retail services.

“The business remains in good hands, Gary knows the channel and distribution well having spent many years in senior board level positions over the last 18 years.”

Kondor operates as a distribution market maker by linking brands such as JVC, Jabra, Samsung and LG with retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Tesco, Asda and Argos. This May, Exertis brought in Harriet Croft from Argos to head up its electrical products distribution efforts.