United States: broadliner Tech Data has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Signature Technology Group, a provider of data center and professional services throughout North America. STG's services will be offered through Tech Data's Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division, the company's data center business in the Americas. STG's data center services enable solution providers across all verticals to maximize their clients' technology investments, strategically improve service levels, reduce risk, and contain costs. STG offers partner-led IT professional services that deploy technology physically and virtually, cloud assessments and migrations, and technical staffing to ensure that IT departments have skilled resources and coverage. The STG team holds certifications across 23 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and its technicians, deployed in customers' IT environments, support over 300,000 devices throughout North America. Founded in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1990, STG was named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies List in 2014, the CRN Fast Growth 150 in 2013, and the CRN Fast Growth 100 in 2012. Charles Layne, president and chief executive officer at STG, along with the entire STG team, will join Tech Data. He will assume the role of president, Signature Technology Group at Tech Data and report directly to Bartlett in the company's AIS division.
Another Maquet for Ingram Micro
France: following the recent departure of Vincent Naylor, broadliner Ingram Micro has hired Alexandre Maquet, the former country director of Datalogic, as manager of its DC/POS BU for France and French-speaking Africa. Funnily enough, Alexandre has no relationship with Alain Maquet, who has long managed France for the broadliner, and was lately Senior Executive Vice President and President, Ingram Micro EMEA before retiring.
Ingram Micro gets serious on 3D printing
Broadliner Ingram Micro has opened up a new BU dedicated to 3D Printing and Scanning at the European level. The manager of this new BU is Rudolf Ehrmanntraut, Senior Manager 3D Printing and Scanning Europe. He is charged with setting up a European competence center for reseller pre- and post-sale support and training and drive the company’s continued expansion in this space. Currently, Ingram Micro distributes products from 3DSystems, Leapfrog and RepRap through its offices in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. This offer will be extended, to answer more efficiently to the growing demand of resellers and end users throughout Europe.
More supply chain expertise for Ingram Micro
American broadliner Ingram Micro has appointed Markus Schmücker as executive director, Supply Chain Solutions, Europe, to oversee the development of its activities across the continent, which include providing the logistical support for vendors and retailers. Markus was previously working for Arvato as Managing Director, Supply Chain Solutions, arvato UK & Ireland. Ingram Micro plans to use his knowledge in supply chain to standardize its capabilities and solutions available from its 15 primary Advanced Logistics Centers within Europe.
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