Stampede Parent Exertis International Announces Key Management Appointments Highlighting Acquisitive Growth Strategy in North America

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AMHERST, NEW YORK, May 28, 2020 — Reflecting the evolution of its increasingly global business presence and expanding focus on North American growth through acquisition, Stampede parent Exertis International, today announced several key executive appointments that will help the company to achieve its long-term growth objectives across all of its business units.

In announcing the appointment, Tim Griffin, DCC Technology and Exertis Group Managing Director, said “I am delighted to announce the key appointments across our international business units. Despite the challenging times we are navigating at the present, they reflect the evolution of our business, as we continue to increase our global presence.”

Effective immediately, Clive Fitzharris assumes the position of Managing Director. Fitzharris has been head of group strategy and development for DCC plc since 2017 and also a board member of DCC Technology. He joined DCC in 2009 as head of development for its Energy Division which over an eight-year period tripled in profits and entered ten new countries. In addition, Fitzharris was responsible for that division’s oil distribution activities on mainland Europe.

In accepting the new position, Fitzharris said, “I am delighted to join DCC Technology and look forward to leading and driving our global ambitions. We have a great team of highly experienced leaders committed to delivering for our partners and committed to international expansion.”

In addition to the promotion of Fitzharris, Stampede Senior Vice President of Finance Denis Tobin has promoted to serve as the International Finance Director of the DCC Technology Group, where he will support Fitzharris in building out the company’s international financial compliance and governance while supporting the commercial expansion of the international business.

Further strengthening the senior management team, John Dunne has joined the company as both the DCC Technology Group Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Financial Officer for North America.

Finally, within Exertis International, the Managing Directors leading the businesses across the world include:
• Marty Szpiro – Exertis | Jam
• Kevin Kelly – Stampede, Exertis ProAV Australia and Exertis | Mobile Living
• Eric Bousquet – Western Europe Commercial – Exertis | Pro AV
• Dick Engels – Amacom in the Benelux
• Daniel Johnsson – Exertis | Nordics
• Fabrice Pierga – Exertis | France
• Michael McGinley – Exertis | Arc Telecom in the Middle East

Stampede President & CEO Kevin Kelly congratulated Tobin and Dunne on their new positions and welcomed Fitzharris to the international management team, noting that, “Denis and John have a depth of experience that will bring greater insight to the international team as we expand our growth objectives and Clive’s experience in growing businesses globally is going to help us continue to identify key North American distributors that share our core values and commitment to providing high value-added services to our customers. North America’s continued growth through acquisition is a strategic goal of the company’s global business development efforts. We look forward to engaging with distributors who want to join us on this remarkable journey.”

About Exertis Group

Exertis is the leading technology distributor of consumer, business and enterprise products from established and emerging technology brands, and a wholly owned subsidiary of parent company DCC PLC, a FTSE 100 company. After 38 years of profitability Exertis continues to outperform the market, achieving revenues of £3.631billion in FY2019.
Exertis represents 1,400 global and emerging brands selling to more than 50,000 reseller and retailer customers focused on consumer, mobile, business, enterprise and IT Supplies. It also provides an industry leading and innovative range of services and value-added solutions. With offices in Europe, North America, Middle East and China and with global reach via its supply chain services, Exertis employs 4,100 people in 21 countries. To learn more visit www.exertis.com.

About Stampede

Stampede (www.stampedeglobal.com) is the forward-looking, globally focused multi-specialist leader in value added ProAV, CE, and Mobile Living distribution that empowers 20,000 resellers throughout Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America, South Africa, and the United States to ride ahead of the herd with market-opening products, programs, and promotions that drive their sales across all vertical markets.

Headquartered in Amherst, New York, Stampede is a key member of the DCC technology division that includes Exertis and Exertis Supply Chain Solutions. Together with Exertis and Exertis Supply Chain Solutions, Stampede is uniquely positioned to provide its more than 150 manufacturing partners with highly focused and customized distribution programs that can literally span the globe. The company leads the way in commercializing the new product categories that are unleashing the business opportunities of the future — Mobile Living, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone Video Systems, Virtual Reality, IoT, Unified Communications, low-cost Video Conferencing and the world’s largest selection of replacement projector lamps.