February 27, 2020
(Pictured above: Ingram Micro’s Jennifer Anaya at the distributor’s recent Trust X Alliance event.)
Ingram Micro on Thursday announced executive promotions and appointments to align with its global technology solutions strategy and growth initiatives. These leadership changes follow the surprising news, about two weeks ago, that longtime Ingram Micro global cloud leader, Renee Bergeron, was leaving the company, and news, in December, that CEO Alain Monie would focus his time on the company’s cloud, commerce and life-cycle services (CLS).
This latest news is also overshadowed by more recent Bloomberg reporting that China is poised to take over HNA Group, parent company of Ingram Micro.
The new global appointments include about a half-dozen Ingram Micro executives, including the promotion of Jennifer Anaya to senior vice president, marketing. She will lead the expansion of Ingram Micro’s marketing efforts globally. Anaya has been a VP since 2012.
Here’s our list of channel people on the move in January.
Ingram Micro’s Paul Bay
“The momentum within our Global Technology Solutions team is unstoppable,” said Paul Bay, the team’s executive vice president and president. “Globally, we are continuing to expand our efforts and show up as the preferred business partner and solutions aggregator, offering the people, processes and the technology solutions for our IT channel partners to grow profitably, while delivering an unprecedented experience to the customers they serve. We are committed to collaboration as we build further on our position as an indispensable business partner to the IT industry, while providing an inclusive and engaging workplace where we have often been recognized as one of the world’s best places to work.”
News of Bay’s promotion to his current position was made in mid-December, along with the news that Monie would refocus his attention on cloud, commerce, and CLS. Ingram Micro also announced the promotion of 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.
Here are the recent executive changes, in addition to Anaya who reports Bay:
Tim Ament, senior vice president, advanced solutions in the U.S., was promoted to senior vice president and chief country officer, Australia and New Zealand. He will report to Diego Utge, executive vice president and group president, Asia Pacific.
With little time to warm their seats from their December promotions, Brandel, Maier and Sanderson have been promoted to senior vice presidents overseeing their respective countries of Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.
In the U.S., Ingram Micro vice president, networking and security business unit leader Eric Kohl’s role was expanded to vice president, security and data center software, and Jeff Yelton, vice president and general manager advanced solutions at Ingram Micro, was promoted to vice president, infrastructure and specialty technologies. Both executives report to Kirk Robinson, senior vice president and chief country executive, Ingram Micro.
Putting more focus on its marketing efforts, Agency Ingram Micro, the B2B services agency created under Anaya’s leadership in 2012, will scale its reach and results in 2020 from regional to global offerings, and will continue to expand the number of events it hosts, worldwide, including Ingram Micro One events, which will take place globally.
With the recent news of Bergeron’s departure, Ingram Micro said that Nimesh Davé, executive vice president, global cloud, and Tim Fitzgerald, vice president, cloud channel sales, North America, would fill the gap.
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