Ingram Micro Promotes Bay as CEO Refocuses

CEO Alain Monié is dedicating more time to growing Ingram's commerce and life cycle services and cloud business.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

December 11, 2019

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Ingram Micro just announced four promotions amid its initiative to drive commerce and life cycle services (CLS) and cloud sales.


Ingram Micro’s Paul Bay

Paul Bay will start work as executive vice president and president global technology solutions next month. Bay’s promotion comes as CEO Alain Monié plans to devote more time to working with Nimesh Davé and Ken Beyer, who lead Ingram’s cloud and CLS units, respectively. Ingram Micro said it expects cloud and CLS to account for half of the company’s overall 2019 profit growth.

“Nimesh and Ken have each done a fantastic job building thriving businesses that are helping power the growth of many of the world’s leading companies and emerging brands. Our Cloud and CLS businesses are already experiencing strong revenue and profitability growth, and we have the opportunity to accelerate our performance even more,” Monié said. “I plan to spend significant additional time with the teams to further speed execution on our objectives, including increased investment to capture the tremendous market opportunities before us.”

Bay previously served as executive vice president and group president of the Americas, and he will maintain his role leading the Americas tech solutions businesses. Mark Snider, the company’s group president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Diego Utge, the group president of Asia Pacific, will report to him.

The distributor said it promoted Bay in order to “ensure the company continues to build on its well-established leadership position in the technology solutions industry.” Ingram’s global technology solutions unit generated upward of $45 billion in revenue.

Monié said he will work closely with Bay.

“Paul has been an integral part of our success during his tenure with us, and his industry insights and relationships have helped us further differentiate Ingram Micro and widen our lead over our competition,” Monié said. “This new challenge is a logical next step in Paul’s career progression, and I am confident his leadership, including partnering with Mark and Diego, will enable us to continue to deliver outstanding financial performance, leverage our global capabilities in areas such as IT agility, partner enablement and end-user influence, and build further on the superior customer experience our partners have experienced.”

Bay shared Ingram Micro’s road map with partners last month at the Ingram Micro One event.

The distributor is investing in automation, customer experience, and demand planning and inventory, and it has announced new financing programs for partners.

Ingram Micro is also promoting Bill Brandel to senior vice president of Canada, Alex Maier to senior vice president of Germany and Matt Sanderson to senior vice president of the U.K. and Ireland.

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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