NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global specialist IT solutions and services provider, announced today that Wes Johnston is stepping down as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Dimension Data Americas to pursue other personal and professional interests, while Mark Slaga has been appointed COO of Dimension Data Americas reporting to Jere Brown, Dimension Data Americas CEO. Mr. Johnston will work with the management team to transition his responsibilities through the end of March, 2013.
"Wes has been a highly committed and dedicated employee over his nine year career with Dimension Data, and we are grateful for his contributions to the organization," said Jere Brown, Dimension Data Americas CEO. "He has been instrumental in the growth of the Americas' services business. We are well positioned to offer our clients a comprehensive suite of services − consulting, procurement, professional, support, IT outsourcing, cloud and managed services – in addition to a robust portfolio of multi-vendor technology offerings."
Mark Slaga steps into the role of COO with 12 years of experience with Dimension Data and 21 years in the IT industry. He most recently served as SVP of Operations for Dimension Data Americas. Mark brings operational, technical and business leadership skills to this new role, having previously served as CIO, SVP, Solutions and CTO during his career with Dimension Data Americas.
Commenting on Mark Slaga's appointment, Jere Brown, Dimension Data Americas CEO stated, "Given Mark's breadth of experience and operational background running services, he is the obvious choice as COO. I look forward to working with Mark in this new capacity, along with our entire leadership team, as we strive to become the number one services-led systems integrator in the world."
In addition to Mr. Slaga's appointment, Dimension Data also announced that Mark Zerbe, SVP of Americas Sales and a member of the Americas executive team, will assume additional sales leadership responsibilities as part of these changes.
About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. www.dimensiondata.com
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