Infinigate expands its management team with Erik Walter as new COO

5th September 2012 - Infinigate, one of the most successful European Value Added Distributors (VAD) for IT security solutions, expands its management team with Erik Walter as Group COO to support future growth.

Infinigate announced today that Erik Walter has been appointed COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Infinigate. In this newly created position Erik Walter will be responsible for the management and improvement of internal processes and general services in preparation for Infinigate's future growth and international expansion.

Erik Walter had already been working successfully with Infinigate from 2000 to 2003 as managing director at Infinigate Deutschland GmbH. In his new position as Group COO he will be able to continue his successful work. "Thanks to its clearly defined strategy Infinigate has shown an impressive development in the last years", says Erik Walter, "And I am happily looking forward to again take on responsibility at Infinigate and to support its further growth".

Erik Walter had been serving in different management positions within the IT distribution industry. Prior to joining Infinigate he had been Managing Director for Germany at Arrow ECS. Further positions had been Vice President for the DACH region at Magirus and Sales Manager Germany at TechData.

"Erik Walter is a seasoned and experienced manager within the IT distribution industry and I am looking forward working together with him", says David Martinez, CEO of Infinigate. "Thanks to his broad experience we will be able to provide our business partners with an even better service in future and thus be able to continuously strengthen our position as leading Value Added Distributor for IT security solutions in Europe".

Infinigate was founded in 1996 as the first Distributor of internet technology solutions in Europe. Since 2002 Infinigate’s sole focus has been the distribution of sustainable IT security solutions to protect and defend IT networks, servers, devices, data, applications as well as the cloud. As a true Value Added Distributor, Infinigate focuses on and supports innovative, best of breed security solutions that require an advanced level of expertise and knowledge. Infinigate offers a complete service to its partners and vendors to complement its product portfolio with dedicated technical, marketing, sales and professional services. Following a number of successful market entries and acquisitions, Infinigate aims to continue driving forward its strategy of geographical expansion across Europe. Today the Infinigate Group has about 300 employees and operations in 10 European countries including Germany, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. It covers close to 80% of the Western European IT Security market potential establishing itself as a leading European Value Added Distributor for IT Security.