The word on the street is that Bell Microproducts long standing credit guru Eddie Pacey is set to exit the business.
During 18 years at Ideal Hardware/ Bell Micro, Pacey raised the awareness and importance of credit in the channel like no-one else.
He was old school, he knew the clients, understood their limitations and ran the credit function to help resellers get through troubled times.
To others less down on their luck, he offered consultancy around potential acquisitions or counsel on ways to maximise working capital.
The number of businesses that, even in my relatively short 12 year tenure at MicroScope, owe a debt of gratitude to Pacey are too varied to mention and to judge by the sentiments expressed in the channel, many are aware of this.
Pacey is expected to remain in the industry, he is not at retirement age and the loss of his skills to distributors and resellers would be criminal.
As always, MicroScope will keep you updated
This was first published in October 2010