Ingram reshuffles Solutions Group ranks

Ingram reshuffles Solutions Group ranks

Stuart Ellis takes over as general manager to bring the distributor's infrastructure and software licensing businesses closer together

Ingram Micro is reshuffling its Solutions Group management team and has appointed Stuart Ellis as its new general manager. The staffing changes will see the distributor wave goodbye to former software licensing head, Angela Logan-Bell.

She will join rival, Express Data, managing its national business development team.

Commercial and solutions director, John Walters, said the management changes were part of the Solutions Group's next phase of growth. Ingram launched the Solutions Group in July last year based around 20 key enterprise vendors. It now represents 20-25 per cent of its total local revenues.

"My philosophy is that the best time to look for a new vision is while you're doing well," Walters said. "We're making the changes required to set ourselves up for the future.

"Our results have been great from a revenue as well as market focus perspective. The IP we have brought into the business around solutions architecture and our business development managers have worked well and we've had good feedback from vendors and resellers."

Ellis was now tasked with bringing the software and infrastructure solution teams closer, Walters said.

"Stuart's appointment represents phase two of the solutions group where we are pulling together the licensing solutions and infrastructure group into one solution. Both teams have been reporting to me and there's been some crossover, but there's an opportunity to drive more services crossover," he said.

Logan-Bell, who starts at Express Data, next week, has been with Ingram Micro for over 10 years. She started as a Melbourne-based account manager before moving to Sydney to become NSW sales manager for SMB. She took over as licensing group manager in mid-2005.

"Angela has excelled in all of these roles and grown the licensing business by over 60 per cent since she's had it," Walters said. "It's sad to see her go to a competitor, but we believe she is going to a highly respected competitor and we wish her all the best."

Ellis was the head of Tech Pacific's Enterprise Technology Solutions division prior to its merger with Ingram Micro.

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