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Ingram Micro Inc.

July 06, 2011 10:00 ET

Ingram Micro Canada's Rose MacKinnon Recognized as One of the Top "Women in IT" by Computer Dealer News

CDN Honours MacKinnon for Her Outstanding Leadership, Dedication and Contribution to the Growth and Success of the IT Channel

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced that Rose MacKinnon, senior director of sales for Ingram Micro Canada, has been named to the second annual "Women in IT" leadership list developed by Computer Dealer News (CDN). MacKinnon, who was one of only 20 women selected, is responsible for Ingram Micro Canada's retail sales division and has been in the IT industry for more than 20 years. On a personal note, MacKinnon is an enthusiastic hockey mom of two children, both in high school.

According to Mark Snider, vice president and general manager of Ingram Micro Canada, "To know Rose is to know a consummate professional. Her dedication, strong work ethic and unwavering support for fellow IT channel members make her an excellent choice for this award. We thank CDN for this recognition and congratulate Rose."

In selecting MacKinnon, CDN cited her professional dedication and accomplishments, which have had a positive impact on the Ingram Micro channel partner community and the Canadian technology industry overall.

"We are pleased to honour Rose for her outstanding industry leadership and commitment to Canada's IT industry," said Paolo Del Nibletto, editor of CDN. "Her contributions and achievements have elevated the success of Ingram Micro and established a stronger IT community throughout Canada. We congratulate her on her success."

As part of its commitment and support for female IT industry leaders, Ingram Micro Canada is the primary sponsor of CDN's "Women in IT" awards program. An exclusive, executive luncheon will be held in August 2011 to recognize these 20 outstanding women for their leadership roles within technology companies across Canada.

"Ingram Micro is dedicated to growing the Canadian channel community and places a high value on programs such as 'Women in IT,'" adds Snider. "This program will contribute to the professional development of Canada's female IT business leaders and forge a path for other women to follow."

A special "Women in IT" feature story can be found in the June 2011 issue of CDN. Additional information on this program is available online at www.itbusiness.ca.

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About Computer Dealer News
Since 1985, CDN (Computer Dealer News) has been the leading information source for Canadian IT solution providers. CDN is Canada's national news-magazine designed to provide VARs, system integrators, system builders, ISVs and retailers with the most comprehensive coverage of news, events and issues in the IT channel. CDN also publishes special issues such as the Channel Elite Awards, the CDN Industry Roundtable, The Top 100 Solution Providers, the CDN Resellers' Choice Awards and the Top 25 Newsmakers each year. CDN continues its online venture with CDN Now, a daily e-mail newsletter that includes the latest channel news with industry commentary from top VARs and editors. CDN Now will also feature the VARBose blog, product reviews and new promotions along with self-help sales and marketing articles.

About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.