Connection Appoints New CFO

by Katie Lee

Merrimack, N.H. — Connection (PC Connection, Inc.), a leading IT solutions provider to various industries including retail, has named Thomas C. Baker as its new senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Effective March 1, 2019, Baker reports to Timothy McGrath, president and CEO.

Prior to joining Connection, Baker served as corporate vice president and chief financial officer for the new markets and service group at Applied Materials, Inc. since 2013. He previously served as vice president of finance for Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates from 2006 to 2013, and successfully led the finance integration following the acquisition of Varian Semiconductor of Applied Materials in 2011.

“We are pleased to welcome Tom to the Connection team,” says McGrath. “Tom’s years of large public company experience, including building cohesive financial teams, M&A knowledge, and product portfolio management will be a significant benefit to Connection.”

PC Connection, Inc. and its subsidiaries, dba Connection®, ( is a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Merrimack, N.H. With offices throughout the United States, Connection delivers custom-configured computer systems overnight from its ISO 9001:2015 certified technical configuration lab at its distribution center in Wilmington, Ohio. In addition, the company has over 2,500 technical certifications. Connection also services international customers through its GlobalServe subsidiary, a global IT procurement and service management company. For more information, visit

Connection – Business Solutions, operating through the PC Connection Sales Corp. subsidiary, is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services serving primarily the small- and medium-sized business sector.

Connection – Enterprise Solutions, operating through the MoreDirect, Inc. subsidiary, provides corporate technology buyers with best-in-class IT solutions, in-depth IT supply-chain expertise and access to over 425,000 products and 1,600 vendors through TRAXX™, a proprietary cloud-based eProcurement system. The team’s engineers, software licensing specialists and project managers help reduce the cost and complexity of buying hardware, software and services throughout the entire IT lifecycle.

SOURCE: Connection

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