BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, April 16, 2010 -- Ingram Micro EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), a division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the largest global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services, today announced that it is establishing a new division focused on the growing telecommunications channel.
Ingram Micro EMEA President Alain Maquet said, "As mobile PCs and smartphone capabilities are converging, the value of supply aggregation through distribution is becoming more relevant. With our 30 years of experience as the world leader in IT distribution, Ingram Micro is ideally positioned to leverage its product portfolio and logistics services to build a unique value proposition to the resellers and Telco operators in this growing segment of the market."
Ingram Micro EMEA will extend its logistics offerings through a tailored service offering designed to meet the resellers, retailers, Mobile Network Operators and Mobile Virtual Network Operators' expectations. In addition, Ingram Micro will augment its product line by significantly increasing its brand coverage in netbooks, smartphones and accessories across EMEA.
Effective April 26th, Pierre-Yvon Mechali is appointed Executive Director and General Manager, Telco Division, Ingram Micro EMEA. Mr. Mechali has a proven track record in IT distribution, working with Ingram Micro France for 16 years where he served as Deputy MD and Commercial Director, and contributed to much success in the business. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of 2020 Mobile based in Paris. He will report to Vincenzo Baggio, Senior Vice President Vendor Management & Business Development, Ingram Micro EMEA, and will be based in the Paris area and work across Europe.
Mr. Maquet said, "We are very pleased to be welcoming Pierre-Yvon back to Ingram Micro and we are confident in his ability to grow this new area of our business that holds significant opportunity. He has established key relationships in the telecommunications industry with both operators and manufacturers, and is very well positioned to couple this experience with his many years of leadership in IT distribution."