March 31, 2011 10:00 ET

Victrix Plays a Key Role in Ingram Micro's VentureTech Network (VTN)

Pierre-Yves Martel takes a seat on the North American Board of VTN, making Victrix the first and only Quebec representative in this influential group

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - Victrix, an integrated information technology services company, announced that it recently secured a seat on the North American board of the VentureTech Network (VTN), a community that brings together Ingram Micro's key partners. As a result, Victrix President and COO Pierre-Yves Martel has taken his place alongside the cream of North America's IT industry leaders to share his expertise and represent the vision of more than 350 suppliers of IT solutions and active members of the VTN.

Ingram Micro's VentureTech Network is a distinctive group made up of the company's most successful North American IT solution providers. The members of this network work together to stimulate business, share resources and deliver exceptional IT expertise and service in their local markets across North America.

Victrix became a member of the VTN in 2010 and quickly distinguished itself thanks to the dynamism and leadership of Pierre-Yves Martel, who was named "recruit of the Year" after his first year of involvement. Now as a VTN board member, Pierre-Yves Martel will play a key role as the sole representative of Quebec in this 15-member inner circle. His mission for 2011 will be to strengthen relations with manufacturers and more particularly, together with the presidents of the Canadian and American branches of VTN, to manage the relationship with Microsoft.

"It is an honour to be chosen to sit on the board of the VTN and to have this opportunity to play a greater role in this prestigious group," said Pierre-Yves Martel. "I am delighted to share my experience and engage with my peers on best practices in IT, so as to benefit Victrix and all the members of the VTN."

"Pierre-Yves Martel has been a member of our network for just one year, but he has quickly shown strong leadership and a keen interest in the activities of the VTN," said John Fago, Senior Director, channel marketing for Ingram Micro North America. "We are proud to welcome him to our board and we are confident that he will contribute to our continued success."

This appointment is in line with Victrix's business growth strategy, allowing it to connect with new markets and providing it with an opportunity to promote better awareness of its practices. This position will also allow an exchange of know-how with industry leaders as well as more privileged access to resources and new products from various manufacturers.

About the VentureTech Network

The VentureTech Network is an exclusive sales and services network comprised of major manufacturers and nearly 350 independent suppliers of IT solutions, with a combined revenue of $2.5 billion. The purpose of the network is to provide North American SMEs with the best IT services and products available.

About Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro Inc. (Canada) has been a wholesaler of computer hardware and software since 1989, when Ingram Computer Inc. merged with Micro D Inc. Micro D was founded in 1984, while Ingram Computer first appeared on the Canadian market in 1987 with its acquisition of Aviva Software. For many years, Ingram Micro Canada has been the country's leading wholesaler of technology products and services in supply chain management. Our head office is in Mississauga, Ontario, and we also have branches in Richmond, B.C. and St-Laurent, Quebec, and sales offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Halifax. Ingram Micro Canada is a subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc. of California, the world's leading wholesaler of computer products. The group operates in 37 countries and posted sales of $25 billion in 2001. In January 2002, the Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries merged to better serve their customers.

About Victrix

Founded in Montreal in September 2003 and with over 140 employees, Victrix is a high-level information technology consulting company. With expertise in a range of complementary fields, Victrix focuses its practice on four areas: infrastructure, telecommunications, security, and collaborative solutions. From its offices in Montreal and Quebec City, Victrix serves more than 400 active clients in Quebec, including large organizations in both the private and public sectors. To learn more about Victrix, visit

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