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New Hires Underscore ChannelWorks’ Commitment to Global Expansion of IT Services Organization

Atlanta, GA, 2023-Feb-07 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — ChannelWorks, the premier provider for the IT channel, is pleased to announce two new notable additions to its operations and service delivery teams; Brian Danforth, Global Service Delivery Director, and Mark Allen, Head of Sales Operations EMEA.

Brian Danforth, Global Service Delivery Director, graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1997, and is a Georgia Native. Serving in the customer support industry for over 26 years, he began his career as a Tier 1 support representative and worked his way up to Senior Manager of Technical Support, managing a team of 60, at a large healthcare organization. He then moved onto McKesson, where he helped the company achieve multiple support certifications.

Since 2015, he has been working within the third party maintenance industry, leading in the development and implementation of the Incident Management Department.

Since 2004, Brian has been a member of HDI – the world’s largest membership, training, and certification association for technical support professionals. He served as Vice President of Communication for the Atlanta Chapter from 2006 until 2009 and has been certified by HDI as a Helpdesk Manager, Service Strategies.

At ChannelWorks, he will focus on customer experience by improving the process and efficiencies of the service delivery team, with a specific focus on ensuring customer service level agreements and expectations are met and exceeded.

As Head of Sales Operations EMEA, Mark Allen brings nearly three decades of experience in the implementation and expansion of international hardware maintenance and professional services markets at various technology companies. Based in England, he spent more than 20 years at IBM, starting as a production line worker making hard disk drives and working his way up to managing strategic global accounts. After IBM, Mark moved into professional services and sales operations leadership roles for other UK-based technology services organizations.

At ChannelWorks, he will focus on the expansion and growth of the international third party maintenance and professional services markets within EMEA and beyond.

Michael Campbell, CEO, emphasized the importance of the two new hires in extending ChannelWorks’ global footprint, “our goal is and always has been world-class customer support. We pride ourselves on being easy to do business with, and a commitment to quality. As we continue to strengthen our services offering, Mark and Brian will be key in helping to scale these services to additional customers across the globe. I am excited to see what contributions they will bring to the team going forward.”

With over 50 years of combined experience, these new additions to the ChannelWorks’ team strengthens its global presence and highlights its continued growth and commitment to ensuring partner satisfaction at every level.

Voted an Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces 2022, ChannelWorks has demonstrated a track record of commitment to leadership in the IT channel market, through partner development, culture, values, and a focus on contributing to the circular economy.

About ChannelWorks
ChannelWorks provides complete IT asset lifecycle support, exclusively serving the IT channel. Delivering everything from hardware, customized maintenance support, and ITAD, ChannelWorks supports partners and their end-users by providing high-quality, alternative IT lifecycle solutions at considerable cost savings.

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Andrea Arnold
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Norcross, GA 30071

Tailor-Made Travel Specialist Announces February Savings On Barbados Holidays

Bridgetown, Barbados is just recovering from the celebrations marking its fiftieth year of independence, and now it’s preparing for equally colourful New Year’s celebrations. 2011 has been a spectacular year for the tourist sector in Barbados, with the BTA (Barbados Tourism Authority) announcing an 8 per cent rise in arrivals over 2010. And with British tour operators having to be ever more competitive on prices because of controversial Air Passenger Duty costs, Barbados offers some of the region’s most enticing deals.

UK-based operator Kenwood Travel has deals lined up year round for travel to Barbados, but they will be saving travellers hundreds of pounds this February especially. 7 dayKenwood Travel Barbados Holidays for two adults leaving on the 11th of February can cost as little as £2887. An all-inclusive stay at the adult-only Almond Beach Club and Spa costs an impressive £4224, with savings of over £600. And a family of two adults and two children can bask in the Caribbean sun for a little over £5000.

“February is a great month for travelling to Barbados” said a representative from the company. “The midmonth Holetown festival gets you to the heart of Barbadian culture with parades and local history events. Cricket fans might also want to book seats for the 2012 Regional First Class Cricket tournament which begins in February.”

Barbados has plenty to offer all year round. Festivals are a regular fixture, with the July Crop Over festival the largest of a long list of regionally significant events. Kadooment Day parade is the explosive August finale and a must for lovers of vibrant colour, calypso music and unbridled happiness. A Caribbean centre for sporting events including volleyball, cricket, surfing, yachting and beyond, there’s always something happening in Barbados.

Barbados isn’t an island where noise and activity are inescapable, either. Tourist activity is concentrated along the south and west coasts of the island: there you will find the cosmopolitan Bridgetown, the shopping and nightlife of the St. Lawrence Gap and the beautiful but busy sands of the island’s hotel-flanked beaches. A journey further inside the island reveals its natural beauty: over a hundred different bird species, mischievous green monkeys, three species of lizards and many more diverse creatures in a forested paradise with spectacular views.

Kenwood Travel have been finding the right tailor made holidays for their customers for over thirty years. A fully bonded UK-based operator, they deal directly with airlines and hotels for the best deals on Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Far Eastern, African and American travel.



Great Savings on Exclusive Holidays to Aruba with Leading Tour Operator

Oranjestad, capital of Aruba, will undergo a dramatic transformation in the New Year, as the Christmas trees and lights are stored away once more and the nation prepares for the busy Carnival month of February. And with multiple parades accompanied by a traditional soundtrack that mixes steel bands, Salsa and a little Dutch brass, the 58th Annual Carnival is a wake-up call for tourists worldwide: Aruba is alive with colour and activity, and it knows how to party!

Travel specialists Kenwood Travel offer some fantastic prices on Aruba Holidays, allowing you to enjoy this exclusive, multi-faceted destination at your own pace. A family of four can enjoy a 7 day Aruba Holidays from Kenwood Travel for a competitive £4339, arriving on the weekend of Oranjestad’s grand parade and including flights from London. A 14 night stay inclusive of this weekend and on the same terms can cost as little as £5147.

“Carnival is a major part of the Caribbean calendar on many islands” observed a representative from Kenwood Travel. “It’s a fantastic time of year to visit the region, and with these prices it would be a shame to pass up the opportunity to visit Aruba especially”. Aruba’s Carnival is arguably the biggest event during the island’s high season, but the cultural gifts of the island and its colourful capital are available year round. It’s also an island blessed with great natural gifts.

Located less than 20 miles (32 kilometres) from Venezuela and mainland South America, Aruba is a slight (but by no means insignificant) island secreted away alongside Bonaire and Curacao. Just 12 degrees north of the equator, Aruba enjoys exceptional weather even by Caribbean standards, with temperatures rarely dipping below 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) and average highs of above 30 degrees (86 º F) in every month of the year.

White beaches on the western and southern coasts provide some of the best Caribbean sunbathing and the interior is a fascinating world of dramatic rock formations, arid scrublands and gentle inclines. The relative obscurity of the island has kept the North and East of the island relatively untouched and nature lovers will be rewarded with 170 different bird species, iguanas, other lizards, unique Aruban snakes and free-roaming sheep, goats and donkeys. These onshore sights are matched by the diversity of life on Aruba’s reefs, making the island a perfect destination for Scuba diving enthusiasts.

Kenwood Travel are a UK-based operator with over thirty years of experience in the tailor-made holiday sector. Fully bonded, they are a direct-sell tour operator providing holidays not just in the Caribbean, but in the Middle and Far East, North Africa, and North and Central America.