Karl Pohler Appointed President Of Tech Data EuropeCLEARWATER, FL (August 25, 1999) - Tech Data Corporation has announced the appointment of Karl Pohler as President of Tech Data Europe, effective Sept. 30, 1999.In this position he will be responsible for all of Tech Data's business operations in Europe, and he will also be appointed to Chairman of the Management Board of Computer 2000 AG, Tech Data's Munich-based subsidiary, and as a member of the Tech Data Germany AG Management Board.Pohler
resignation yesterday from his
current position as President of the Board of Management at Sony Deutschland GmbH
, Cologne. "Karl is an exceptional choice to lead our European operations," commented Steven A. Raymund, Tech Data's chairman and chief executive officer.
...Pohler began his outstanding career in the IT market in 1980 with Digital Equipment Corporation's German subsidiary, with areas of focus ranging from finance and sales to marketing management.As a board member for the subsidiary, he was responsible for workstation, PC, monitor, printer and networking product business.In 1993, he was named Chairman of the Management Board of Computer 2000 GmbH, Munich.His
next appointment was in 1997 to his
most recent position as President of the Board of Management at Sony's German subsidiary based in Cologne.Prior to his experience in the IT field, Pohler served as a consultant to corporate clients of Dresdner Bank, a major German financial institution.Pohler
is married and has two children.
is a tremendous company with a great future," Pohler