SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services, today announced the appointment of Ernest (Ernie) Park as senior executive vice president and chief information officer, effective Dec. 2, 2013. He replaces Mario Leone, who left the company earlier this year. Nimesh Dave, who had assumed responsibility and oversight of the company's worldwide information and business systems during the search for a new chief information officer, continues his focus on driving productivity and efficiency across the business, while helping to position Ingram Micro in the Cloud, in his role as Ingram Micro executive vice president, global business process and cloud computing.
In his new role, Park will be responsible for Ingram Micro's worldwide information and business systems and will lead an information technology organization that supports hundreds of thousands of transactions per day through operations on five continents. Reporting to Ingram Micro chief executive officer Alain Monié, Park will become a member of the worldwide executive team and officer of the corporation.
Park brings to Ingram Micro nearly 30 years of information technology and shared services leadership experience in industries including computer, distribution, retail and diversified manufacturing. He has a proven record of creating business value and driving best practices across large and complex organizations through business and IT transformation, process re-engineering, supply chain management, six sigma, shared service implementation, e-business initiatives, managed services, outsourcing and off-shoring.
Monié commented, "Ernie has an excellent track record in transforming business performance for multi-national organizations through technology and efficiency. His extensive background in IT strategy and his years of successful leadership will help ensure the continuity and successful implementation of the objectives we have put in place to drive productivity across our core distribution business while further executing on our strategic initiatives in faster growing and higher margin businesses. We are confident that Ernie will take our company to new levels of performance for our customers, our partners and our associates and we are fortunate to welcome him to our organization at this pivotal period in our growth."
Park was most recently vice president and chief information officer for 3M Corporation, where he was responsible for the corporate-wide information technology organizations supporting a leading diversified global technology company with operations in 72 countries and 85,000 employees. Among his many accomplishments at 3M, Park oversaw significant business and IT transformation initiatives leveraging common business processes, standardized master data and architecture/portfolio rationalization globally. Prior to joining 3M in 2008, Park served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Select Comfort Corporation since 2006. From 2000 to 2006, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Maytag Corporation. He previously led the global information technology infrastructure and shared services applications organizations as vice president and chief information officer of Global Business Services at AlliedSignal, and later with Honeywell International, following AlliedSignal's acquisition of Honeywell in 1999. Park also served in roles of increasing responsibility at Avnet Inc. from 1980 to 1996, culminating in his role as corporate vice president, technology services.
Park earned both his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and his M.B.A., from the University of California in Los Angeles. He served on the Customer Advisory Board of Hewlett Packard, Sprint, Cognizant and Orange, as well as on the Board of Governors for Engineering School of St. Thomas University.
About Ingram Micro Inc. Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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Ingram Micro has instituted in the past and continues to institute changes to its strategies, operations and processes to address these risk factors and seek to mitigate their impact on Ingram Micro's results of operations and financial condition. However, no assurances can be given that Ingram Micro will be successful in these efforts. For a further discussion of significant factors to consider in connection with forward-looking statements concerning Ingram Micro, reference is made to Item 1A Risk Factors of Ingram Micro's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 29, 2012; other risks or uncertainties may be detailed from time to time in Ingram Micro's future SEC filings.
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