Eaton’s Curtiz Gangi Becomes Ingram Micro’s New Dell, VMware Channel Leader
Channel veteran Curtiz Gangi has left Eaton after a stellar 15-year tenure to become Ingram Micro’s new worldwide director of global partner engagement for Dell Technologies and VMware.
“It’s exciting. It’s humbling. I’m thrilled. I have every positive emotion you could have. This is really a great fit for me,” said Gangi in an interview with CRN. “I’ve always appreciated how this industry moves to the ‘next’ and always wants to inspire and aspire to be better. I see that in Ingram on a day-to-day basis and I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to be in the thick of it. ... So for me in this role as a global leader owning the relationship between Dell and VMware, I get to be in the middle now of the vendor and partners who are trying to transform and drive this as-a-service world that we live in.”
Gangi has been awarded CRN’s distinguished Channel Chief recognition several times over the years for roles at Eaton by helping the power infrastructure and management vendor elevate its channel strategy over the past 15 years. Gangi left Eaton as the company’s vice president of U.S. channels, data center sales.
Prior to joining IT distribution giant Ingram Micro, Gangi already held a deep technical and channel knowledge of Dell and VMware from being part of Eaton’s vendor alliances team. His industry tenure spans over 28 years of experience in the power and data center market, including around channel go-to-market strategies.
In his new role as director of global partner engagement, he’s responsible for the overall global strategy of Dell and VMware, plus any related global investment in business initiatives such as services, operations and marketing.
In an interview with CRN, Gangi talks about what he likes about Dell Technologies and VMware, leaving Eaton, as well as the benefits he’ll bring to the table.
“The entire [infrastructure] portfolio for Dell is growing, and it’s only getting stronger. Ingram is leading that globally,” said Gangi. “VMware is leading fast with innovation. And that’s what this industry needs.”