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By Perry Vandell
Distributor SYNNEX Corp. has hired industry veteran Tim Acker as its new vice president of mobility and connected solutions. Acker will work with carriers and OEMs to “help drive SYNNEX’s business around mobile devices and related connected products, tools services and solutions.” Acker will also lead and further develop the company’s MOBILITYSolv program, which aims to help resellers capture the entire sales opportunity as businesses grow increasingly mobile.
“With more than 20 years of demonstrated results around mobility, computing, digital media, software, fulfillment and e-commerce, Tim has helped companies dramatically grow revenue, optimize processes, develop new products and solutions and improve profitability,” said TJ Trojan, senior vice president of product management.
Before SYNNEX, Acker was the senior director and general manager at Ingram Micro Mobility, where he was responsible for enterprise mobility along with the company’s wearables and accessories business. Acker has also held leadership positions at Cisco, Digital River, Evolve Partners and eSystems Design.
SYNNEX isn’t alone in filling executive positions. Glowpoint, the video-conferencing and cloud collaboration vendor, has hired Gary Iles as a senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Iles’ experience is extensive to say the least. Before Glowpoint, he was the global VP of video strategy and services at Premiere Global Services Inc., a role Iles took after PGi acquired ACT Conferencing – where he was global VP of marketing, sales and products. Iles has also worked or consulted for AT&T, British Telecom, Qwest Communications, IBM, Level 3 Communications, and Lucent Technologies.
The industry veteran said he’s confident in Glowpoint’s future and the team with which he’ll be working.
“Glowpoint is uniquely positioned as a pure-play video services and solutions provider, addressing one of the most dynamic market segments in the communications industry,” Iles said.
Backed by its video platform, Glowpoint, which partners with integrators and service providers, promises the people, processes and systems to help its channel partners expand their businesses.