Simon Hassell to exit Kondor


Kondor new business director Simon Hassell is to exit the distributor to head up non-OEM Bluetooth company Bluechipworld (BCW).

Hassell (pictured) will remain a board advisor to Kondor, providing guidance on existing and new business. He joins Midlandsbased BCW, one of Kondor’s biggest accounts, on July 1 as managing director.

He takes national account manager Jason Bisseker, who managed Kondor’s Tesco account, with him. Bisseker and Hassell both previously worked at Dextra. Bisseker joins BCW as sales director.

Hassell said: “I am excited with Bluechipworld and the chance to continue working closely with Kondor, building on the relationship that already exists between the two companies. The opportunities we have developed have provided a substantial platform to deliver the service our customers and the industry needs.”

Kondor sales director Ben Bushell will manage Kondor’s non-traditional channel, which Hassell headed, as well as the traditional channel and trade sales. Kondor has also appointed three national account executives for its retail, networks and grocery channels, and will recruit new members to its financial department, logistics team and account management resource.

Managing director Rob Haycock said: “It is vital to the business we recruit and expand to meet the needs of customers.” Bushell said: “The number of experienced non-traditional channel personnel has increased significantly over the past two years.

“Simon has achieved some great results and I look forward to our continued relationship, as well as his input in to Kondor’s growth in handset, SIM-packs and mobile broadband dongles.”