Security and networking distributor, Distribution Central, has opened an office in WA.
The Perth-based branch will be headed up by former Unisys enterprise business manager, Martin Grey. He will now be responsible for building out its core security business, Firewall Systems, as well as its recently launched networking division, NetWorld Systems. Grey starts on July 2.
Distribution Central marketing director, Nick Verykios, said the time was ripe for its move to the west.
"It's come faster than we expected. The volume of activity had reached the point where business justified having a person on the ground," he said. "We didn't have a financial number in mind to base the decision on, but the amount of customers requesting our services meant that it made sense."
Verykios said Grey's first task would be to grow its services and engineer headcount in Perth.
Distribution Central now has a presence in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, WA and New Zealand. Verykios said it would continue to service SA from its Melbourne branch.
Grey has 20 years' experience in the IT industry. Prior to a seven-year stint with Unisys, he ran his own business in South Africa.