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Ideal Hardware has raided rival distributors to add four new recruits to its existing stable of product managers. The distributor has appointed Catherine Hughes as product manager for SCSI. She has left the same job at Datrontech's storage arm, Summit Peripherals. Camissa Akehurst has joined Ideal as product manager for Computer Associates from rival distributor Landis. Ideal has also recruited Adrian Bishop as product manager of its tape storage division. He joins from RK Distribution, where he was tape product manager. He will be responsible for vendors including Iomega, Sony, HP, Tandberg, Quantum Tape and Datawise. And Fergus Campbell has joined as Ideal's product manager for memory, motherboards, chips and cases. Campbell was previously sales manager at Simms International. Earlier this month Ideal appointed Steve Lundy as finance director. Its current reorganisation and expansion follows a profit warning in June. ®

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