01/01/2005 - Arbitech Announces Promotion of Josh McCarter to Chief Operating Officer
Laguna Beach, CA - Arbitech, LLC, the nation’s leading independent computer hardware distributor, today announced the promotion of Josh McCarter to Chief Operating Officer (COO). McCarter previously held the position of VP Business Development where he was charged with overseeing business development, marketing, and technology.
McCarter previously has held management positions with Auto-by-Tel (NASDAQ ABTL), where he acted as VP Business Development and VP International and was involved with the company’s IPO and raised over $100M for its international operations. Prior to joining Arbitech, he held the COO position at SpaFinder, an integrated media company focused on the $20B health spa industry. McCarter received his BA in Political Science from UCLA and his MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.
“Josh has a proven track record in taking companies to the next level, both strategically and operationally” explains Arbitech’s CEO Torin Pavia. “This experience and the successes he has claimed thus far at Arbitech position him perfectly to run this business and secure additional opportunities as we grow.”
Arbitech was named the fastest growing company in the US by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2004, increasing from the number two position it claimed in both 2003 and 2002. Starting its business in 2000, the company pioneered a new distribution model for selling computer hardware and now counts as customers many of the largest resellers and system integrators in the world.
“It is an honor for me to have the support of my partners and associates at Arbitech,” says McCarter. “This is one of the most impressive businesses around today and I look forward to playing a major part in Arbitech’s ongoing development.”
The larger initiatives that McCarter will be overseeing this year include moving Arbitech’s HQ from Laguna Beach to Irvine Spectrum and securing additional distribution partnership with key manufacturers in the server, storage and networking market.
Arbitech, LLC, founded in August 2000, has achieved over a billion dollars in total sales. Arbitech is the nation's leading independent distributor of servers, storage, virtualization, networking and mobile solutions including IBM, HP, Cisco, Juniper, Sonicwall, VMWare, Kingston, Lenovo and other manufacturers. By offering creative, cost-effective solutions, Arbitech enables its reseller partners to win more business and earn additional profit margin. For more information please visit www.arbitech.com.