Neckarsulm, 11 February 2022 – Bechtle AG has announced the promotion of John Malone to its team of Executive Vice Presidents. The 48-year-old Irishman has been at the helm of Bechtle direct Ireland since 2010, and, effective on 1 March 2022, will take on the newly created role of EVP IT E-commerce, overseeing the direct sales segment’s activities in Ireland and across southern and eastern Europe. Sales activities for international accounts shared across European Bechtle Group companies, as well as international vendor coordination will also fall within his future remit.
John Malone first joined Bechtle in 2010 and immediately set out to develop Dublin-based Bechtle direct Ltd. into a leading vendor-neutral IT e-commerce partner in Ireland. In 2014, he began to gradually add more and more connecting tasks to his list of responsibilities within IT e-commerce, in particular pertaining to customers who are active on a global scale.
As a new Executive Vice President, John Malone will be implementing the group’s IT e-commerce strategy in Ireland, Italy and Portugal, as well as Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, working side-by-side with EVPs Mario Düll, who oversees e-commerce in the DACH region, and Konstantin Ebert in charge of France, Spain and the United Kingdom, while also driving the continued internationalisation of Bechtle’s IT E-commerce segment. John Malone reports to Jürgen Schäfer, COO IT E-commerce, Bechtle AG, who in turn has direct responsibility for the subsidiaries in Belgium and the Netherlands.
“I am very pleased to have such an outstanding authority on our industry and an internationally recognised and well-connected colleague from within our own ranks take on the critical role of Executive Vice President. John is an esteemed leader within our organisation. He has developed our e-commerce branch in Ireland with a lot of verve, and, most notably, added considerable fuel to the growth of our cross-border business with globally active accounts. He will continue to be a driving force behind the ongoing development of our international activities,” says Jürgen Schäfer, COO, IT E-commerce, Bechtle AG.
“I am very excited about my new role as EVP and the responsibilities that come with it, and just as grateful for the trust put in me. I have found a true home in Bechtle and I’m looking forward to contributing my experience and my creativity to drive our continued international success. I can see room for enormous growth and a great future ahead,” says John Malone.
John Malone has a diploma in electronic engineering and a Masters in business administration. Before joining Bechtle, he had accumulated 13 years’ experience in IT, working for HP and Fujitsu, among others.