Ingram Micro appoints Tenured Global Technology Executive Ernest Park as CIO
Broadliner Ingram Micro has appointed Ernest (Ernie) Park as senior executive vice president and CIO. He replaces Mario Leone, who left the company earlier this year. Nimesh Dave, who had assumed responsibility and oversight of the company's worldwide information and business systems during the search for a new chief information officer, continues his focus on driving productivity and efficiency across the business, while helping to position Ingram Micro in the Cloud, in his role as Ingram Micro executive vice president, global business process and cloud computing. In his new role, Park will be responsible for Ingram Micro's worldwide information and business systems and will lead an information technology organization that supports hundreds of thousands of transactions per day through operations on five continents. Reporting to Ingram Micro chief executive officer Alain Monié, Park will become a member of the worldwide executive team and officer of the corporation.
Payleven inks Europe-wide distribution deal with Ingram Micro
Payleven, a provider of mobile card payments, has inked a Europe-wide partnership with the DC/POS division of broadliner Ingram Micro. Payleven's Chip & PIN card reader will be now distributed by Ingram Micro in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland (through its sales representative Dariusz Denkiewicz and its German Distribution Center in Straubing), Spain and the United Kingdom. The Chip & PIN bluetooth card reader is a world first in the distribution portfolio of Ingram Micro. The Chip & PIN card reader from Payleven connects via bluetooth to an app on a smartphone or tablet. This gives small and medium-sized businesses, from restaurant owners, to shop assistants, to taxi drivers the opportunity to accept debit or credit card payments on-the-go. Due to the dynamic and transparent design of the business model, payleven creates an affordable and flexible alternative to the often costly and elaborate offerings of traditional providers of card terminals. Payleven does not demand fixed costs, nor minimum sales or contract terms. In addition to the initial purchase price for the Chip & PIN card reader, only 2.75% will be charged per successful transaction.
Ingram Micro expands into e-commerce services market with Shipwire
Broadliner Ingram Micro has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which it will acquire Shipwire, a provider of global fulfillment services for emerging multi-channel brands. The Shipwire platform provides on-demand e-commerce fulfillment and supply chain management from a network of global pick-pack and ship warehouses to more than 1,000 emerging brands and web retailers. Integrated into the top e-commerce platforms and based in Silicon Valley, Shipwire has pioneered cloud logistics with on-demand fulfillment center and shipping tools, Web services, and developer tools, that can all be used together to solve complex global logistics problems. Shipwire serves brands from more than 50 countries, selling to buyers across the world from facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Shipwire will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro. Damon Schechter, founder and CEO of Shipwire, will continue to lead the company as president of Shipwire, reporting directly to Robert Gifford, Ingram Micro executive vice president, Global Logistics. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is expected to close before the end of the year.
Ingram Micro Europe optimizes the European leadership team structure to strengthen its market leadership
Broadliner Ingram Micro has unveiled changes to the European leadership team. The new President for Ingram Micro Europe, Gerhard Schulz, has revised his European leadership team in an effort to strengthen the organizational set-up. The change is centered around empowered country operations that operate close to the business. This empowerment is accomplished through fostering strong ties with the customers and vendors and through the sole focus and responsibility for a portfolio of business enabling profitable growth. In order to implement a consistent go-to-market approach, a new country organizational set-up has been adopted and consists of 5 geographical areas:
- the existing DACHH (Austria, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland) cluster headed by Marcus Adae
- the Southern Europe cluster covering France, Italy and Spain with Christian Bittebierre at the helm
- Benelux cluster (Belgium and the Netherlands) where Eric Segers is promoted to VP Benelux
- Ireland/UK region is headed by Brent McCarty VP Ireland/UK
- Derrick Wood, Executive Director Sweden will now report to Gerhard Schulz
In addition to the country cluster changes, Ernesto Schmutter and Sabine Howest have been asked to join the European leadership team. Ernesto Schmutter will assume the role of Executive Director International Businesses and Sabine Howest becomes the Executive Director Strategic Partner Relations and Business Intelligence Europe. As a consequence Vincenzo Baggio and Johan Vandenbussche have decided to leave to pursue opportunities outside Ingram Micro.
Ingram Micro acquires CloudBlue
Broadliner Ingram Micro has CloudBlue Technologies, a provider of enterprise IT asset disposition, onsite data destruction and e-waste recycling services to large enterprise customers, retail customers and OEMs. CloudBlue will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro. Ken Beyer, former CEO and co-founder of CloudBlue, will continue to lead the company as vice president of Ingram Micro and president of CloudBlue, reporting directly to Robert Gifford, Ingram Micro executive vice president, global logistics. Further details of the transaction were not disclosed.