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Kerry Baillie to head Ingram Micro Australia

  • 12 January, 2005 09:44

<p>Sydney, Australia – Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM), one of the largest global providers of technology products and supply chain management services, has appointed Kerry Baillie to the role of managing director of its Australian operation. Baillie was formerly managing director of Tech Pacific Australia. Ingram Micro acquired Tech Pacific in November 2004.</p>
<p>“Prior to the acquisition Tech Pacific was Australia’s leading technology distributor and Kerry brings invaluable experience in steering such a large and dynamic business,” said Alain Monie, President – Asia Pacific, Ingram Micro. “One of the key objectives in Ingram Micro’s acquisition of Tech Pacific was to accelerate our growth in the region and Kerry will be able to leverage his knowledge of the Australian market to drive the new Ingram Micro.”</p>
<p>Steve Rust, formerly managing director of Ingram Micro Australia, will move to the role of director of operations of the larger, integrated organization.</p>
<p>“Our global processes and worldwide IT/ ERP systems are key to Ingram Micro’s competitive position and performance,” Monie said. “Steve’s knowledge of those systems will ensure we continue to provide high level support to our existing vendors and resellers and help unify the Tech Pacific portion of the business with those systems and processes.”</p>
<p>The integration of the Ingram Micro and Tech Pacific Australian businesses will continue over the next 12 months.</p>
<p>About Ingram Micro Australia Pty Ltd
Ingram Micro Australia Pty Ltd carries a broad range of products including: components, hard disk drives, memory, networking, notebooks, PCs, peripherals, printers, servers, software, storage products and modems to serve the needs of Australia's IT marketplace. Offices are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.au</p>
<p>About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro Inc. is the largest global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services. The company operates in 37 countries with sales of more than $25 billion for the fiscal year 2001. Ingram Micro's global regions provide the distribution of technology products and services, market development programs, and supply chain management services to nearly 170,000 technology solution providers and 1,700 manufacturers. The company is focused on maximising shareowner value and achieving customer satisfaction through innovation in the information technology supply chain. Visit Ingram Micro at www.ingrammicro.com</p>

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