Zones, Inc. Names Murray Wright President and CEO

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Firoz Lalji Remains Chairman, Assumes New Role of Chief Strategy Officer

Zones, Inc. today announced that Murray Wright will serve as president and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 1, 2013. An IT veteran, Wright most recently served as president, the Americas, at IT distributor Tech Data Corporation. Zones’ current chairman of the board and CEO, Firoz Lalji, will continue as chairman and assume the newly-created role of chief strategy officer, also effective Sept. 1, 2013.

“With a proven track record of scaling IT-centric businesses and an unsurpassed understanding of the channel and partner ecosystems, Murray is the natural choice to lead Zones to the next level of accelerated growth,” said Lalji. “We welcome Murray to the company and look forward to the positive impact he is sure to have on the organization as a whole.”

Wright has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, holding executive-level positions at organizations including Tech Data Corporation, Lenovo Canada and Ingram Micro Canada.

“Zones, with its focus on providing comprehensive technology solutions to its customers, is uniquely positioned for growth,” said Wright. “Few organizations possess the relationships, the technical acumen and the solutions and services approach that Zones has today. I look forward to working with Firoz and the entire Zones leadership team as we aggressively scale the business.”

Lalji, Zones’ CEO since 1998, continues to serve as chairman and will fill the newly-created position of chief strategy officer. In this role, he will drive global expansion opportunities and additional strategic initiatives, with a focus on extending and expanding Zones’ solutions and services capabilities.

About Zones

Zones, Inc. supports business, healthcare, the public sector and specialty markets by applying innovative technology solutions across a variety of specializations including networking, security, software, storage, data center and virtualization. Zones holds more than 55 of the highest distinct certifications in the industry, including Cisco Gold, EMC Velocity Premier, Dell Server and Storage Technical, IBM System and Storage Technical, HP Enterprise Networking and VMware Infrastructure, among others. Zones is a repeat winner of the Microsoft Operational Excellence Award and was named the 2013 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Volume Licensing. Incorporated in 1988, Zones is headquartered in Auburn, Wash. and is a certified MBE company.

For additional information, visit http://www.zones.com or call (800) 258-2088.

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