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Ingram Micro Shuffles Executives to Build More Solutions, Attract New Partners

Ingram Micro accelerating growth in Australia and New Zealand.

Edward Gately

February 14, 2020

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A trio of appointments are underway within Ingram Micro’s global technology solutions team to accelerate sales and enhance partner support in the United States, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Tim Ament, senior vice president of advanced solutions for the U.S. team, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief country executive for Ingram Micro’s Australia and New Zealand business. He will report to Diego Utge, executive vice president and group president Asia Pacific. His new position is effective March 1 and he is moving to Australia.

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Ingram Micro’s Tim Ament

“There’s so much energy around the growth potential of advanced technologies and cloud solutions for partners outside of North America — I’m excited to team up with our leaders, associates, partners and vendors in Australia and New Zealand to bring these established and emerging technology solutions to markets, and work together to continue our growth across our commercial business, as well as our commerce and life-cycle services,” he said. “Globally, we are focused on the experience everyone has with Ingram Micro — partners, providers, customers and our associates. And I am excited to see first hand the potential in Australia and New Zealand, and what we can do together to build even more sustainable value for businesses with technology.”

Over the next few weeks, Ament will transition the leadership of Ingram Micro’s advanced solutions teams to Eric Kohl, vice president of security and data center software, and Jeff Yelton, who has been promoted to vice president of infrastructure and specialty technologies.

In this expanded role, Kohl will continue to oversee Ingram Micro’s networking and security business unit, cloud harmonics and emerging vendors in those categories. He also will take on responsibility for the IBM, data center software and infrastructure, and Promark business units within Ingram Micro.

In addition, Kohl will be responsible for Ingram Micro’s U.S. software business, as well as its U.S. cloud portfolio, working in collaboration with the Ingram Micro Cloud team, as a strategic growth opportunity for partners building out their security and data center practices.

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Ingram Micro’s Eric Kohl

“Security runs deep across the solutions landscape, and I am excited to expand my leadership role so we can support more partners in delivering security solutions via edge, cloud or hybrid network technologies,” Kohl said. “Every business within Ingram Micro shares the commitment to being indispensable to our channel partners. One of the foundational ways we do this is by aligning our efforts, and enabling our channel partners to do more to protect and serve the businesses that count on them.”

In this new role, Yelton will oversee Ingram Micro’s Cisco, HPE, and Integrated Solutions business units, in addition to the specialty technology business unit and digital transformation team. He also will have responsibility for growing Ingram Micro’s U.S. cloud IaaS business, in collaboration with the Ingram Micro Cloud team.

“Digital transformation is being implemented by every major company and they need trusted experts who can serve as guides on where to invest, what to automate and how technology can be used to accelerate business processes and customer experiences,” Yelton said. “I’m thrilled to be able to work with our Cisco, HPE and Integrated Solutions teams, in collaboration with our specialty and digital transformation teams to pull new solutions together that work in harmony with the way our partners need to support their end business customers.”

Also, on the Ingram Micro Cloud side of the business, Renee Bergeron is leaving to pursue another opportunity and Tim FitzGerald is stepping in in the interim to lead the APAC and Americas efforts for cloud. He’s been focused on the Americas to date.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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