New appointment plays key role in actively encouraging broader cultural and positive change
Exertis, a global leader in technology distribution, has announced the appointment of Kim Lonas as Global Diversity & Inclusion Programme Lead. Lonas will report directly into Tim Griffin, DCC Technology & Exertis Group Managing Director.
In this newly created position, Lonas will drive the development of Exertis’ Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) strategy. This involves evangelising and project managing the strategy implementation across the division, whilst ensuring ownership and accountability is embedded within each business through the leadership teams and the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council.
Lonas will play a key role in actively encouraging broader cultural and positive change with particular focus on how the business serves underrepresented groups and ensuring every voice is heard.
Lonas’ most recent role was HR Director, Exertis North America. Lonas has been at Exertis North America (previously Stampede) for six years and is based in Buffalo. Since joining Exertis North America, Lonas has been active in driving the D&I agenda and has been a contributing member of AVIXA’s Diversity Council for the past three and a half years. Lonas is co-lead for DCC’s Inclusion & Diversity project workstream and co-chair of the AVIXA Women’s Council of Western New York.
Tim Griffin, DCC Technology & Exertis Group Managing Director, said, “This is a crucial role and will prove to be a catalyst for accelerating our journey towards an even more equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone can unleash their full potential. I am delighted to have Kim take on this challenge from North America, reflecting our ever-increasing international business.”
Kim Lonas, Global Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Programme Lead, said, “I am honoured and excited to become the first person to assume the position of Global Diversity & Inclusion Program Lead for the Exertis Group. The creation of this new position within the company is a testament to Exertis’ commitment to make diversity and inclusion a core part of our corporate culture.”
About Exertis Group
Exertis is the leading technology distributor of consumer, business and enterprise products from pioneering technology brands, playing an integral role in supplying the world with cutting-edge tech. For forty years Exertis has distributed the technology that transforms societies and facilitates the world’s transition to digital. These days Exertis distributes everything from AV solutions to AI-powered smart-tech. Exertis is powered by the mantra ‘our people, our customers, our business’ and its reach is global. A wholly owned subsidiary of parent company DCC PLC, a FTSE 100 company, it has offices in Europe, North America, Middle East and China, representing 2,400 brands. In 2021 it had a turnover of £4.483 billion. As technology evolves, so does Exertis. www.exertis.com