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Ingram Micro names Alain Monie CEO

The seasoned technology industry executive assumes his new leadership position today

by Caitlin AdamsPublished: January 20, 2012 02:25 PM

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro yesterday named its company president, Alain Monie, to the position of CEO. He assumes his new duties with the global technology distributor today. Monie, the current president and chief operating officer, succeeds Gregory Spierkel in the leadership role; Spierkel will remain at the company until mid-April to assist in the transition. Monie will retain his current title as president of the company.

"Ingram Micro has a solid strategy with a strong management team," said Monie. "We will continue to execute this strategy. I look forward to leading the team toward delivering on our key initiatives, while providing best-in-class performance for our customers, vendors and shareholders."

Monie has had a long history with Ingram Micro, originally joining the firm in 2003 as executive vice president. He was promoted a year later, to president of the company’s Asia Pacific region, and then appointed president and COO of the corporation in 2007. Monie later left the company in 2010 to become CEO of a multi-national Asian industrial firm, but returned to Ingram Micro in late 2011, assuming his previous titles –– president and COO. Prior to joining Ingram Micro, he had extensive experience leading international firms and directing expansions into new territories.

Spierkel previously served as president of Ingram Micro’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and Asia-Pacific region before being promoted to corporate president in 2004 and CEO in 2005. He originally joined the company in 1997.

"I'm confident the company is in capable and experienced hands. After serving as CEO for more than six years, it's the right time to leave and spend more time with my family," Spierkel said.

Dale Laurance, chairman of Ingram Micro’s board, said that Spierkel, the outgoing CEO, had ably steered the company through challenging times and periods of growth, and offered the board’s gratitude for his service to the company.

"We are confident that Alain is uniquely positioned to guide the company. He is an outstanding and worldly leader, fluent in three languages with first-hand global business experience. He has proven to be a strong executive with good strategic thinking," Laurance said.

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