Former CEO of CompuCom joins IT hall of fame

CompTIA has named Jim Dixon, the “comeback king” of the information technology (IT) channel, to the IT Hall of Fame, the company said.

Dixon, the former CEO, chairman and executive chair of CompuCom Systems Inc., served the company from 1987 to 1996, growing the firm from USD150 million to more than USD1.5 billion. He rejoined CompuCom as CEO in 2004, transforming the public company into a private IT outsourcing powerhouse through a series of mergers and acquisitions. Dixon retired as CEO in May 2013 and served as chairman and then vice chairman until early 2015.

Founded in 1997 by CRN, the IT Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions or provided exceptional service to the IT channel, as well as those responsible for outstanding technology or business transformations. The IT Hall of Fame has been administered by CompTIA since 2010.