After almost two years as Ingram Micro's managing director, Michael Shea has resigned. Shea left the company "to pursue other opportunities", according to a statement issued by Ingram Micro.
Prasad Mamidanna, former managing director of the distribution giant's Indian operations, has assumed the role of managing director. In the meantime, the company has begun the search for a replacement.
No further explanation to the unexpected departure was given. A source within the industry suggested the decision was precipitated by Shea's interests outside of Ingram Micro which were increasingly taking up his time.
"Having a strong leader in place who can direct the business in Australia will help us better serve the needs of our customers and vendor partners," Ingram Micro's Asia-Pacific president Hans Koppen said in the statement.