Ingram Micro managing director Greg Spierkel has resigned from his position, the company revealed today.
Ingram president and COO Alain Monie has been named as his successor, effective immediately.
The world's biggest distributor gave no specific reasons for Spierkel's departure, which comes after a tumultuous period marred by successive disappointing quarters which the company largely attributed to problems originating in Australia with the global roll out of an ERP system from SAP.
Ingram Micro Australia declined to comment on the reasons for Spierkel's departure.
Monie, 61, is currently the company's president and COO, having joined Ingram Micro in January 2003 as executive vice president. He left Ingram Micro briefly in 2010 to become CEO of April Management, an industrial company based in Asia. He returned to Ingram last November, taking up his prior responsibilities.
Monie said his return to Ingram Micro last November did not include an eventual succession to the CEO position.
"Ingram is a big company and having a CEO and COO was necessary, so it was great to be back at Ingram. I came back without any particular objective [to be CEO]," Monie told CRN in the US.
Monie added he did not anticipate any significant changes in strategy or direction under his watch.
"We are going to continue on execution of our strategy and make sure our core business produces better and better," Monie said. "We will continue to develop the new areas where we see higher margins like IM Logistics, and mobility is a great growth category. Cloud is another area I'm interested in pushing. I think there's a lot more to be done and we want to remain in the top pack."
Spierkel will remain at the company through April 15 to assist in the management transition, according to Ingram Micro. In a statement, Spierkel said the time was right to spend more time with his family.
Issue: 315 | May 2013
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