“In the volume space, we will try to get our marketing approach down so we can more effectively compete with our competitors,” he said.
Returning market optimism from both the vendor and reseller communities would also pave the way for a stronger 12 months, Miley said.
“People are more optimistic than they were this time last year, or even in the first half of calendar 2009, which hopefully bodes well for 2010,” he commented. “We’re moving into a tough period, as December/January is traditionally slower for many parts of our customer base. If their house isn’t in order, they will have difficulties in the next 60 days, but I believe most are in good shape. We’ll be working to support those and are bullish about 2010.”
Ingram is also searching for a general manager for its Volume Business Unit to replace outgoing vendor manager, Matt Sanderson.
Miley said he was conducting a thorough search and hoped to have someone installed in the next couple of months. In the meantime, the team will report directly to Miley.