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Ingram Micro announces executive leadership moves

Staff writer |
Santa Ana, Ca., USA - June 7, 2013, Santa Ana, Ca., USA - Ingram Micro Inc. announced the following changes within the company's executive leadership team.

Shailendra Gupta will assume the newly created role of senior executive vice president, Mobility.

In addition to his recent role as integration lead on BrightPoint, Mr. Gupta has spent the last six years heading Ingram Micro's Asia Pacific operations as senior executive vice president and president, Asia Pacific. Mr. Gupta was CEO of Tech Pacific when Ingram Micro acquired it in 2004, its largest acquisition prior to BrightPoint. He then joined Ingram Micro and successfully led the seven country Tech Pacific integration.

John Soumbasakis will be promoted to senior executive vice president and president, Asia Pacific.

In his more than 10 year tenure with Ingram Micro, Mr. Soumbasakis has risen quickly through the ranks, and currently serves as executive vice president and president, Latin America. He also championed and led the efforts to rebuild the company's operations in Brazil. Previously, Mr. Soumbasakis served as senior vice president for Ingram Micro's Specialty Solutions Division in North America, where his responsibilities included oversight of strategy development and execution, as well as day-to-day operations.

Alain Maquet will assume the position of senior executive vice president, corporate.

In his new role, Mr. Maquet will leverage more than three decades of experience in the IT industry to assist the company in continuing to improve its operational excellence and further expand globally its strategic initiatives. Mr. Maquet will also assume responsibility for the company's Latin American operations through the end of 2013 and will provide guidance and support for the leadership transition as discussed below.

For the past four years, Mr. Maquet has served as senior executive vice president and president, Europe. Mr. Maquet joined Ingram Micro as managing director of France in 1993, and has served in multiple senior leadership roles in Europe and Latin America during his 20-year tenure.

Gerhard Schulz will be promoted to senior executive vice president and president, Europe.

Mr. Schulz currently serves as senior vice president, central and eastern Europe. Mr. Schulz is also credited with building the company's Pan European business, while also playing a leading role in rapidly expanding the region's higher value business via multiple acquisitions complemented by significant organic growth.

Mr. Schulz joined Ingram Micro in 2000 as general manager, Germany sales, and quickly assumed roles of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure with the company, including senior leadership positions covering Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and Austria, where his accomplishments include driving efficiencies and productivity across the businesses, particularly within support functions.

Mike Zilis will assume the role of executive vice president and president, Latin America.

Mr. Zilis was promoted to his current role as executive vice president, Asia Pacific, in 2012. Mr. Zilis joined Ingram Micro in 2006 as senior vice president and corporate controller, with responsibilities for oversight of financial planning and analysis, external and internal financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance efforts, long-term strategic planning, financial due diligence and merger and acquisition work.


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