TARRYTOWN, N.Y., June 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westcon International, a multi-national value-added distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data center solutions, announced today that Patty Gray, vice president of global vendor management, was named to the 2018 Power 100 list, CRN’s recognition of the channel’s most exceptional female executives. CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, also named Gray to its 2018 Women of the Channel list.

Gray is responsible for managing Westcon’s top global vendor partnerships and was recognized by CRN for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation. With three decades of channel expertise and forward-looking vision, Gray served as the lead on Westcon’s global vendor management initiative to create a single go-to market strategy in support of the company’s global vendor partnerships. She also established Westcon’s Vendor Executive Advisory Council, the first of its kind for the distributor. The council drives better alignment for growth opportunities and collaboration around key channel topics, leading to the delivery of innovative go-to-market programs that help vendors and solution providers be more successful.

The Power 100 list is comprised of an exceptional group of 100 executives chosen by the CRN editorial staff. They are culled from CRN’s Women of the Channel list, which honors more than 600 women for their channel expertise. Vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations are all represented.

“It is an honor to be recognized in the company of so many prestigious women on this list,” said Gray.

Since joining Westcon in 2010, Gray has helped expand its global footprint to more than 70 countries, also helping to identify and onboard new, cutting-edge technologies that create market-ready solutions to support Westcon’s global channel.

This is the second consecutive year and fourth time overall Gray has been named to CRN’s Women of the Channel list. It is her first appearance on the Power 100 list. The honorees are currently being featured online at www.wotc.crn.com and will be showcased in CRN’s June issue.

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About Westcon International Westcon International, which goes to market under the Westcon-Comstor brand, is a value-added specialty distributor of category leading security, unified communications and collaboration, network infrastructure and data center solutions and services with a global network of service providers, systems integrators and specialty resellers. It also has strong capability practices in cloud, services and global deployment solutions. The company’s 13,000+ customers are supported by operations across four continents covering more than 180 countries and territories. Westcon International has offices within 50 countries and operates 18 logistics/staging facilities.

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