Former Ingram Micro, Steljes and Computer 2000 boss Julian Klein is returning to the channel after a lengthy absence to take up the post of European development director at Tech Data-owned audio-visual distie Maverick.
Klein, who parted company with Ingram in June 2009, has been tasked with replicating Maverick's business model as it expands into nine more countries in the region, developing both new country operations and vendor partnerships.
His appointment comes after a lengthy search for the right man for the job, according to Maverick European director Jon Sidwick.
"Julian has a proven track record at a senior level in IT and AV distribution giving him a strong background," said Sidwick.
"[This] will be invaluable to us as we grow and increase our levels of specialist, technical services," he added.