Lumpkin Leaving Ingram Micro, Company Shifts Exec Responsibilities

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Jerry Lumpkin, Ingram Micro's senior vice president of marketing, is leaving after three years, and the company is acting quickly to shift its executive responsibilities.

Lumpkin has accepted a position at Colorado Springs, Colo.-based software development company Front Range Solutions. He will remain at Ingram Micro until Friday.

"Jerry will most definitely be missed," said Pat Collins, Ingram Micro's vice president of sales for North America.

Cathy Eckstein will replace Lumpkin in the lead marketing role at Ingram Micro. "She has brought a lot of great ideas and perspective to Ingram Micro marketing," Collins said.

Ingram Micro has also expanded Vice President of Channel Development Bob Stegner's role. In addition to overseeing the distributor's SMB-focused VentureTech Network and SMB Alliance and government-focused Partnership America, Stegner will also be taking on product marketing responsibilities and the company's e-solutions group.

The goal is to integrate Ingram Micro's marketing programs with its channel programs, Collins said. "Putting it all under one roof makes sense."

Because of the additional workload, Stegner will be leaving many of VentureTech Network's day-to-day operating duties to Justin Crotty, senior director of channel development at Ingram Micro. However, Stegner will continue to provide the strategy and vision for the SMB group, the company said.

"I will continue to be very involved with the VentureTech Network," Stegner said.

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