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CRN Exclusive: Ingram Micro CEO Monie On Distribution, Market Changes, And The Joy Of Being Private

Joseph F. Kovar

Distribution: Alive And Well In A Sea Of Change

Consolidation, top executive changes, and competition with the cloud are all leaving their marks on IT distribution in 2018.

One major constant, however, is Alain Monie, who since 2012 has served as CEO of Ingram Micro, the IT industry's largest distributor. Monie has steered Ingram Micro during a time of growth that included the company's acquisition of over 20 distribution and services companies worldwide.

Monie in 2016 led Ingram Micro through its own acquisition by China-based HNA Group's Tianjin Tianhai Investment. That move, which made Ingram Micro a private company, provided it the flexibility to re-organize for growth away from the scrutiny of Wall Street, Monie told CRN.

For a look at how Ingram Micro and distribution as a whole are doing, take a look at our slideshow for an excerpt of CRN's conversation with Monie.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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