Two Canadians inducted into Venture Tech Network’s Hall of Fame

Two giants of the Canadian IT reseller and solution provider are getting the recognition they deserve, with Don Conaby and Anthony Gorjan being named the latest members of the VentureTech Network (VTN) Hall of Fame.

VTN is distributor Ingram Micro‘s partner group, and Conaby, president of Conpute, and Gorjan, president of Central Microsystems, have been long-time leaders within it. The pair, along with their sons and business successors Steve Conaby (vice-president at Conpute) and Jason Gorjan (vice-president at Central Microsystems) were honoued recently at the Fall VTN Invitational in Boston.

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“Don and Tony are two of Canada’s most dynamic and driven IT business leaders,” said Mark Snider, general manager, Ingram Micro Canada, in a statement. “As VTN members and community leaders, Don and Tony have contributed greatly to VTN and bring a tremendous amount of market knowledge, proven business success and genuine enthusiasm to the membership, our vendor partners and Ingram Micro.”

Both Conaby and Gorjan credited much of their business success with the resources and relationships gained through the VTN community.

From left to right: Nancy Stabile, Ingram Micro; VTN Council co- presidents Alan McDonald, AllConnected and Rob Bracey, Quartet; Steve Conaby, CONPUTE; Don Conaby, CONPUTE; Tony Gorjan, Central Microsystems; Jason Gorjan, Central Microsystems; John Fago, Ingram Micro.

“Ingram Micro’s VTN community has helped us to thrive as a company, grow with confidence and deliver a greater level of service and support to our customers that really separates us from our competitors,” said Conaby.

Added Gorjan: “The relationships we’ve fostered within the VTN community have been a growth catalyst for our company, and have inspired us to work harder and smarter to reach our goals and exceed our customers’ expectations,” says Gorjan.

Other VTN hall of fame members include OnDeck Systems’ Naomi Carmichael and Heartland Technology’s Larry Hedin and Jane Cage.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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