27 July 2007 — Santa Ana (CA): Ingram Micro’s president and COO Kevin Murai is to resign at the end of the year to care for his extended family in Toronto.
Alain Monie, EVP and president of Ingram Micro Asia-Pacific, will replace Murai as the company’s new president and COO on 1 August.
During the five-month transition period, Murai will transfer his responsibilities to Monie, who will learn about the operations of each region and his new corporate role. Due to the strategic significance of Asia-Pacific, the operational leadership of the region will be split among two executives who will report directly to Monie.
Shailendra Gupta will continue to lead the region’s non-China operations, with added responsibility for the Asia-Pacific functional departments, and Meinie Oldersma will continue to lead the company’s China croup, comprised of the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong. Both Gupta and Oldersma will join the company’s worldwide executive team.
CEO Gregory Spierkel said: "Kevin has been an outstanding leader, and I believe his contributions will benefit the company for years to come. He has driven excellent results, unifying our regions to leverage our global reach and execute on our strategy. Kevin joined Ingram Micro nearly 20 years ago as a manager in our Canadian information technology department, then rose through the ranks to lead the Canadian, US and North American operations before his promotion to president of the corporation in 2004. He led the North American profit-enhancement initiative four years ago that significantly improved the long-term fundamentals of the company. I will miss him, but I admire his devotion to his family."
Murai said: "My decision to leave Ingram Micro was extremely difficult. I have the comfort, however, of knowing that the baton will be passed to an experienced, effective executive. It has been a privilege for me to serve this company for two decades and I have the utmost admiration and respect for my fellow associates, management team members and board of directors. I thank all of them for their counsel, support and friendship over the last 20 years."