Ingram Micro Inc. has promoted Paul Bay to Chief Executive Officer, transitioning outgoing CEO Alain Monié to the role of Executive Chairman. Bay previously held the position of executive vice president and president, Global Technology Solutions.
“It is with a profound sense of pride that after ten years as Ingram Micro’s CEO, I am transitioning the role to a leader in Paul who clearly has the credentials and trust of his peers to continue to build on our industry leadership with a partner-first mentality,” said Monié. Over the past eleven years, Paul and his teams have dedicated themselves to our company and the industries we serve, demonstrating an unparalleled commitment to our people, our customers, our partners and our shareholders.”
Meanwhile, Kirk Robinson is promoted to executive vice president and president, North America. Robinson remains head of the company’s U.S. business, and takes on additional responsibility for Ingram Micro Canada, teaming up with senior vice president and Chief Country Executive Bill Brandel. Luis Férez is promoted to senior vice president and president, Latin America, adding oversight across the company’s businesses in Latin America, while also maintaining his responsibilities as Chief Country Executive of Mexico and head of Ingram Micro Colombia and Peru. Separately, Nimesh Davé, executive vice president and president, Global Cloud, has decided to pursue interests outside of Ingram Micro and will transition over the coming months. As a result, the Cloud executive team is now under Bay’s leadership.
“I’m honored to be CEO of such a phenomenal team and build further on our strategic imperatives to transform and modernize the way we do business, remove complexity for our partners, and be an indispensable business behind the many brands we serve,” said Bay.
As Executive Chairman, Monié will focus his time on working alongside Bay and Ingram Micro owner, Platinum Equity, to continue to generate growth and maximize value for the company’s customers, partners, and shareholders.
All the executives who are part of this announcement are well-known professionals with close ties to the IT channel.