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Security distributor hires Arrow veteran

Cybersecurity distributor One Distribution has appointed John Dams as its general manager. He was previously general manager at Arrow ECS in the UK, and most recently was at QuantumSine, a vendor start-up where he was responsible for running the EMEA territory.

With over 30 years' experience in the IT industry, he has spent over 20 years of that in distribution at Computerlinks, formerly Unipalm, and then Arrow ECS.

Current One Distribution managing director Frank Richmond will remain as a board member and non-executive director, continuing to “contribute to the long term strategy of the business” after Dams' appointment, said the company.

Dams will also be a member of the Cyber Business Group board, which is the majority shareholder of One Distribution.

"John's exceptional track record gives him the strategic, forward-looking perspective, that, combined with his strong operational skills, will take One Distribution to its next phase of growth," said Richmond. “I will still be working closely with John and the team at One Distribution as a board member and non-executive director."

Dams said: "During my time within distribution I have always believed in running a people-focused business. This is one of many reasons why I am excited to be joining One Distribution and growing the business to the next level."

He added: "I am looking forward to building on the success we have seen to date, with a strong team and the market leading vendors that we have in our portfolio. With our wealth of experience and relationships, we are best positioned to help our partners achieve their goals within the ever-changing IT market."

One Distribution has Cyren and Flashpoint among its vendor partners.