Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) recently appointed Fayaaz Seedat as its Overland Storage and Huawei Devices Product Specialist. Seedat is responsible for the procurement, training and overall management of the Overland and Huawei Devices product lines. Furthermore, Seedat will also create awareness through marketing campaigns and incentives.
“We are pleased to welcome Fayaaz to the DCC team and look forward to his contribution to the Huawei Device and Overland Storage portfolios. His knowledge and expertise within the industry will assist DCC to increase market share as well as product and brand awareness with our resellers and their end users,” says Raul Del Fabbro, Storage Division Manager at DCC.
Seedat developed his passion for IT while in school when he took on a part time job within the industry, introducing him to gadgets and computers. Seedat went on to obtain a BComm in Management at the University of South Africa which provided him with marketing, procurement, information systems and general management skills. Once he finished his studies, Seedat launched his career path as an IT Administrator and over the years, filled positions of IT Consultant, IT Support Specialist and General Manager within the information systems industry and wholesale sector.
“I look forward to the experience I can develop in a distribution environment and gaining an understanding of the channel. This position will allow me to increase my knowledge while working with a great team at DCC. I am ready to bolster relationships with our internal staff and resellers, further providing them with the best products and service,” says Seedat.
Seedat will focus on the full portfolio of Overland Storage products as well as Huawei devices which includes modems, routers, smartphones and tablets. The Overland Storage portfolio offering includes tape libraries, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) storage. He will manage product availability for resellers through stock control and in addition, ensure high service levels are offered. He will also provide support and assistance to internal staff.
Training is an essential component within the channel and Seedat will take charge of this role. He will ensure regular product training is provided to resellers. Knowledge is an essential sales tool and as such, Seedat will ensure resellers fully understand the products, target markets and trends which will assist them to successfully sell to the end-user market. He will provide resellers with access to the Huawei education centre, allowing them to showcase solutions in a Proof of Concept (POC) environment.
“My primary objective with this position is to make a noticeable contribution to the Overland Storage and Huawei Devices product portfolios, increase market share and become a key contact to DCC’s resellers for all their needs. I look forward to working in the dynamic environment of distribution and the latest technology,” Seedat concludes.