ScanSource Names Rich Long Vice President Of Marketing

by | Feb 28, 2012 | Association News, IT, Member News, UC

GREENVILLE, SC – ScanSource, Inc. {NASDAQ: SCSC}, the leading international value-added distributor of specialty technology products, has named Rich Long as its new Vice President of Marketing.  In this position, Mr. Long will lead the North America Marketing team across all four ScanSource, Inc. business units, helping to create and execute ScanSource’s channel marketing and communication strategies.

Mr. Long brings more than 15 years of IT channel experience to this position.  He has a long history with ScanSource, having spent more than seven years at the Company in senior merchandising and marketing leadership roles in both North America and Europe.  Prior to his current position as Vice President of Marketing, Mr. Long served as head of Channels for the Americas for Extreme Networks, a market leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks, where he was responsible for all channel sales, including reseller and distribution partnerships, the North America Channel Program and channel operations.  He also led the Extreme Networks Partner Advisory Council.  Prior to joining ScanSource, Mr. Long also served in product management roles with Arrow Electronics.

“We are very glad to have Rich back at ScanSource,” said Scott Benbenek, president of worldwide operations, ScanSource, Inc.  “He brings extensive experience from both the distribution and manufacturer perspectives, adding a great deal of knowledge and leadership to our exceptional Marketing team, as well as significant value to our partners’ channel marketing strategies.”

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