Tech Data appoints David Charlton as Director of Business Innovation, Australia and New Zealand

SYDNEY – 21 September 2017 – Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) today announced that it has appointed David Charlton as director of Business Innovation, Australia and New Zealand. In this role, Charlton will drive net-new supplier business across the data centre and next-generation technology sectors. Charlton will ensure that Tech Data remains at the forefront of solutions distribution when it comes to high-growth technologies like cloud, mobility, security and networking, data analytics, IoT and data centre.

Charlton has cultivated a wealth of experience during his 20 years in the channel, working with some of the world’s most iconic brands and holding numerous leadership roles including general manager and national sales manager with Ingram Micro, and national sales manager with Sato International.


“We are thrilled to have David join the Tech Data team,” said Michael Costigan, vice president Marketing, Education and Supplier Management, Asia Pacific at Tech Data. “Our business is going through an exciting period of transformation and David is the perfect person to drive the expansion of both our data centre and next-generation portfolios, enabling us to bring partners the most innovative products, services and solutions to meet their evolving needs.”


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Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value-added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.2 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's “World's Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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Tech Data Key Facts

  • 43 years in IT distribution 44 years in IT distribution
  • $36.8 billion in sales for fiscal 2018
  • Publicly Traded (NasdaqGS: TECD)
  • Ranked No. 83 on the FORTUNE 500
  • 125,000+ IT reseller customers
  • 150,000+ IT products sold
  • 100+ countries served
  • 14,000+ employees worldwide
  • Named One of FORTUNE's "World's Most Admired Companies"

Why Choose Tech Data?

  • Tech Data is an efficient and cost-effective sales and marketing channel helping suppliers reach a broad base of customers
  • Tech Data’s state-of-the-art logistics system manage a high volume of transactions and complex information flows to ensure accurate and timely product delivery
  • Tech Data’s value-added solutions for design chain management help customers reduce cycle time and lower costs
  • Tech Data’s experienced technical customer support teams ensure the highest quality solutions and product are utilized by the customer