Former HP Canada channel chief joins top solution provider

Dave Frederickson, the long time HP Canada executive has been named the new national vice-president of business development for Calgary-based solution provider Long View Systems.

Frederickson was one of about 10 senior executives to leave the enterprise group at HP Canada this year.

Read more about the departures at HP Canada’s Enterprise Group here.

Frederickson, who was the vice president of enterprise storage and servers group, was in a state of executive limbo in June of this year. A source inside HP Canada told CDN that Frederickson’s status at the time to be determined. Frederickson worked for HP Canada for more than 24 years and at one time was in charge of its Solution Provider Organization, which made him the subsidiary’s channel chief.

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Brian Aebig, the president of Avnet Canada told CDN at the Canadian Channel Golf Charity Classic that it would not take long for Frederickson to find a senior level position in the channel.

CDN learned that Frederickson mulled over at least three serious offers before he chose Long View.

Long View president Gord Mawhinney called the hiring of Frederickson a great day for Long View. “There are only a handful of people who have earned the level of respect that Dave has achieved as an important member of the IT industry. Dave is one of the brightest, most innovative, and highly respected minds in the business.

In a prepared statement, Frederickson said that he’s been aware of Long View for more than 10 years, and that he’s always been impressed with the company’s ability to connect with its customers’ needs – not just in the near-term, but also qualifying future trends – while bringing together the best in the industry to craft those customer solutions.

“I wanted to be part of an organization that has differentiation in the market. I also wanted to work in a culture where employees are duly recognized and rewarded, people are at the heart of decision-making and investment, and work-life balance is paramount. After an extensive analysis, I feel Long View is a special place . . . and the best fit for me.

“I’m excited about helping Long View continue along its path of consistent growth, and creating a strong presence for Long View nationally across Canada. I’m ready to have fun – and make a valuable contribution.”

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Former editor of Computer Dealer News, covering Canada's IT channel community.

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