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Ingram Micro's Vendor-Relationship Executive Steps Down

Donna Grothjan, a key executive with responsibility for Ingram Micro's product management and partnerships is stepping down, VARBusiness has learned.

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Donna Grothjan, a longtime company veteran -- she has been with Ingram Micro since 1989 -- served most recently as senior vice president in charge of product management. That meant she had key responsibility for significant relationships with vendors including IBM, Cisco and Sony. She leaves the company at the end of the week.

Grothjan's departure follows that of other key Ingram Micro executives and underscores the management shakeup under way at the world's largest distributor, which began with the departure of longtime president and COO Michael Grainger in March. After he stepped down, Pat Collins, senior group vice president of sales and marketing, resigned.

In their place, Ingram Micro has announced a series of appointments. Former North American region president Kevin Murai has been elevated to succeed Grainger as president of the company, while former CFO Keith Bradley has been named interim president of the North America region. In addition, Pat Capparelli, who formerly served as senior vice president of sales and customer service for Canadian courier firm Purolator Courier, has been named senior vice president of U.S. sales. Finally, Paul Bay was promoted to vice president of vendor business management, and will oversee the vendor business management organization.

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