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D&H CANADA'S ROY RIVERS RETIRES

Suzanne Mattaboni
Suzanne Mattaboni Communications
For D&H Distributing
(610) 261-4560
suzgm@aol.com

For Immediate Release:

D&H CANADA'S ROY RIVERS RETIRES

- 40-year Channel Veteran Rivers Wraps up His Career, as VP Tom Guagliardi Steers D&H Canada Toward Supporting Partners Toward the New Normal -

BRAMPTON, ON - May 14, 2020 - D&H Canada, a major provider of SMB and consumer technologies to the North American high-tech channel, announces that after 40 years in the IT industry, Vice President of Field Sales Roy Rivers will be retiring, effective July 31. Rivers has been instrumental in developing D&H's outside sales team, advancing the distributor's efforts in both the IT and retail sectors. His extensive industry knowledge and robust channel relationships were key in establishing new manufacturer agreements for D&H Canada, including adding HPE's powerful SMB solutions, Aruba's security solutions, and Cisco's popular SMB Meraki wireless solutions.

Tom Guagliardi, D&H's vice president of sales and vendor management, Canada, will continue as the lead executive at D&H Canada after his appointment early this year, under the auspices of D&H's Senior Vice President of Vendor Management and Purchasing Tim Billing. Both Billing and Guagliardi are native Canadians. To ensure a smooth transition, D&H initiated a plan to migrate leadership duties: Rivers conferred with Co-President Dan Schwab for well over a year about the change-over. By late 2019, the timing was right to name Tom vice president, setting actions into motion to accommodate Rivers' July 31 retirement.

"It's been an honor to be part of the dedicated team at D&H Canada," noted Rivers. "I hold this organization in high esteem, and have been proud to lead dynamic efforts to engage an ever-growing geography of D&H partners, expanding our value proposition to underserved areas. I'm confident D&H Canada will continue its commitment to helping more partners increase their profitability and navigate this complex new marketplace." Rivers is excited to move on to new ventures with his family, friends, and grandchildren, including extensive travel plans and lots of golfing.

"Roy Rivers has been a strong and proactive leader during his time at D&H, proving his merit and establishing major inroads for the company," said Guagliardi. "Our partners have benefited greatly from his dedication to proliferating D&H's high-touch service model throughout Canada, contributing to our successful growth trajectory. We wish him the best as he heads into this latest chapter of his professional and personal journey."

About D&H Distributing

D&H Canada believes the most important element of doing business is developing relationships for mutual success, delivering superior engagement experiences to its community of partners and team members. The company continues to build upon its 100-year-old culture, providing a wealth of partner enablement resources, multi-market expertise, and consultative services. D&H maintains a focus on independent VAR and MSP partners, expanding their competencies in areas such as cloud services, ProAV, UCC, server and storage, and core networking technologies across a range of markets. Its value proposition includes highly-lauded training opportunities and partner engagement events, dedicated Solutions Specialists, certifications, and professional marketing resources.

The distributor has its Canadian headquarters in Brampton, ON, and its US headquarters in Harrisburg, PA. Additional warehouses are located in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA, and Vancouver, BC, Canada. Engage with D&H toll-free at (800) 340-1008, via www.dandh.ca, or follow the distributor's LinkedIn and Twitter feeds, https://www.linkedin.com/company/dandhdistributing/ and @dandh_ca.

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