TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – May 23, 2016 – Westcon-Comstor today appointed Ken Bast executive vice president of global partner management. This executive leadership team position is responsible for developing, deepening and driving the success of Westcon-Comstor’s top global vendor and customer relationships. In his new role, Bast is responsible for driving growth globally across the company’s solutions in security, collaboration, networking, data center, cloud and services.
Bast joined Westcon-Comstor last year to lead Comstor’s global relationship with Cisco, on which he will now expand. Prior to joining Westcon-Comstor, he led his own IT channel consulting business and also spent 15 years at Ingram Micro, most recently as vice president and general manager of the Advanced Technology Division.
“I am very pleased to attract the talent that Ken represents,” said Dolph Westerbos, CEO of Westcon-Comstor. “As we are building the IT distribution company of the future, investing significantly in our tools and creating new capabilities in cloud and services, Westcon-Comstor, and our partners, will benefit greatly from Ken’s experience and leadership to help complete that journey.”
“Westcon-Comstor’s global reach is an unparalleled differentiator for vendors and partners serving end-users across the globe. That solid foundation, coupled with a global and strategic approach to manage our most important partnerships, makes this an exciting next step in my career,” said Bast. “I look forward to bringing our focused partner management model to the next level.”
Westcon-Comstor (WestconGroup Inc.) is a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking and Data Center. The company is transforming the technology supply chain through its capabilities in Cloud, Services and Global Deployment. Westcon-Comstor combines expert technical and market knowledge with industry-leading partner enablement programs. Westcon-Comstor delivers results together through deep partner relationships. The company goes to market under the Westcon and Comstor brands.