Barry Shakespeare joins Norbain

Nov 23 2010, Reading UK - Norbain SD is delighted to announce the appointment of Barry Shakespeare as new managing director.

With a career that spans over 30 years' in the telecommunications and computer industries, Barry brings to Norbain a wealth of experience gained within large multi-national Corporate and SME companies, including Honeywell, Case Communications, Nortel Networks and more recently the Westcon Group.

Spanning roles encompassing technology product manufacturing, sales, and distribution, Barry's depth of experience is demonstrated with a proven professional track record of substantially improving company performance, customer service and profitability.

"Norbain is a highly successful company that has built an enviable reputation as partner of choice for installers, end users and manufacturers alike across Europe," says Barry. "I'm excited about the opportunities that exist for further business growth, and am looking forward to working with Norbain's high caliber staff, customers and vendor partners. Continuing to supply our customers with the mix of solutions they require is at the top of our agenda, particularly in these changing times of technology transformation and convergence."

Barry takes over from Norbain Group Ltd Chief Executive Alun John, who has also been acting as managing director of Norbain SD Ltd pending the appointment. This will enable Alun to concentrate on the development of Group strategy and expansion of Norbain's business in all its existing and planned markets.

"Barry brings with him a wealth of experience from the world of IT manufacturing and value added distribution. This combination of skills and experience will be critical in the development of Norbain's service offering as the IT and security markets converge. I am delighted to welcome Barry to the team," states Alun.

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