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For Immediate Release - July 25, 2012

Tony Benn joins Siemon's technical team

July 2012 - Network infrastructure expert Siemon, has announced the appointment of Tony Benn as UK technical support manager. Tony will support end users and installers in the industry with network design, installation guidance and technical advice concerning the physical layer of the network.

According to Siemon, Tony's new role will encompass technical assistance for IT networking within the UK, but he has also supported customers in Denmark and South Africa. The company reports rapid expansion in the Middle East and Africa and Tony will report to Lee Funnell, who holds technical responsibility for the whole EMEA region.

In addition to his new role with Siemon, Tony also sits on two British Standards committees as the technical expert on BSITCT7/-/2 and BSITCT7/-/3. His background is in technical IT support and he has worked in the past for ITT Industries and Nexans, having originally trained as an installer after a 17-year career in the Royal Air Force.

On Tony's appointment, Lee Funnell, technical support manager for EMEA, commented, "We are extremely fortunate to welcome Tony Benn to Siemon and look forward to adding his expertise to the global technical team. We very much appreciate his skill and integrity and know that he will provide the best professional advice for those in the market that seek our technical support. He has extensive networking and data centre experience and understanding and he offers straightforward and practical advice for effective, real world applications. Tony always delivers clear and useful guidance and support."

Commenting on his appointment at Siemon, Tony explained, "I am genuinely enthusiastic about joining a company that takes such pride in its new product development and manufacturing functions - something that directly impacts quality and system integrity. I am confident in the quality and performance of Siemon's systems, which means I can focus on proactively supporting customers to achieve the best return on their network cabling investment."

When not involved in the physical layer of network infrastructure, Tony indulges his passion for golf, playing regularly at his local club, where he is also organiser of the junior section. As well as spending time on the golf course, Tony devotes himself to his family; his wife and three children. Whenever possible he reports to combine his two great loves and encourages his children to play golf, however, he ruefully admits that his 12 year old son is now a better player than him.

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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