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December 01, 2011 08:00 ET

Ingram Micro CEO Gregory Spierkel Named One of 2011's Top 100 Channel Executives by CRN

Leading IT Channel Publication Honors Gregory Spierkel for IT Channel Influence and Top Channel Services Leadership

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor and supply-chain services provider, announced today that CEO Gregory Spierkel was named one of the Top 100 Executives in the Channel by CRN. This annual list salutes individual executives for their leadership in enhancing the business of the technology channel through increased partner sales while shaping their own organization's future.

Spierkel also was chosen as one of the "Top Channel Service Leaders" for 2011 in recognition of the company's success and leadership position in cloud-based services and solutions through the Ingram Micro Cloud marketplace launched in June of this year.

"It's an honor to be recognized by CRN for the leadership, enablement and innovation Ingram Micro brings to the IT industry and channel community," says Spierkel. "We are dedicated to expanding our cloud services portfolio -- along with the mobility, security, advanced networking and storage solutions -- and our commitment to our channel partner's success is second to none. Our diverse portfolio and high-quality customer service clearly differentiates and defines Ingram Micro as a driving force in the IT industry."

Spierkel has served as Ingram Micro's CEO since 2005. He leads a diverse and growing $34 billion organization that serves approximately 150 countries and is regarded as the world's top technology distributor. Under his leadership, Ingram Micro continues to strengthen its global footprint, expand its IT services portfolio and deliver the business value channel partners and manufacturers need to meet and exceed their goals.

Ingram Micro continues to lead the pack with its depth and breadth of IT Service offerings. Beginning with its Seismic offerings for managed service providers (MSPs), which has evolved into Ingram Micro Cloud, Ingram Micro has built an online catalog and marketplace featuring nearly 42 branded services from more than 28 different vendors, along with the training to move partners into emerging markets.

CRN's 2011 Top 100 Executives list was based on nominations from solution providers who rated channel vendor executives based on influence, effectiveness and viability, as well as business and sales impact. The CRN Editorial team judged nominees based on sales volume, channel investment and advocacy, and performance in 2011 CRN research projects such as Channel Champs and the Annual Report Card.

"From sales leaders and innovators to mavericks and up-and-comers, it takes different types of executives with different philosophies to drive continued success of the IT Channel," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director for UBM Channel, the publisher of CRN. "We're recognizing this year's Top 100 Executives for their commitment to the channel, as well as their determination to adopt new strategies and policies that drive greater sales for partners, while positioning their own company for future growth. We salute these leaders for their hard work and devotion to the technology channel."

Expanded coverage of the 2011 Top 100 Executives will be featured in the November issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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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 services, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves approximately 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit

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