SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced that Everything Channel's CRN Magazine has named CEO Gregory Spierkel to its annual list of the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry.
Recognized for his global perspective, market influence and leadership within the IT community, Spierkel is also noted as one of the IT industry's "Top 25 Most Influential" executives.
"It's an honor to be recognized by CRN for the influence, leadership and overall value and innovation Ingram Micro brings to the IT industry and channel community," says Spierkel. "Our commitment and continued investment in our channel partners' success is second to none and clearly differentiates and defines Ingram Micro as a driving force in the global marketplace."
Spierkel has served as Ingram Micro's CEO since 2005. He leads a diverse and growing $33 Billion organization that operates in approximately 150 countries and is regarded as the world's top technology distributor. Under his leadership, Ingram Micro continues to strengthen its global footprint, expand its IT solutions portfolio and deliver the business value channel partners and manufacturers need to meet and exceed their goals.
In 2010, Ingram Micro introduced, enhanced and invested in several programs, resources and strategic initiatives designed to further enable its channel partners and strengthen its core value. Recent announcements include the Ingram Micro Cloud, the new Experience Center, and the introduction of the new Advanced Technology and Advanced Computing Divisions in the U.S.
The annual CRN Top 100 listing recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business through engineering blockbuster acquisitions, developing breakthrough technology initiatives and spearheading aggressive channel sales expansions to significantly alter the balance of power in the technology business.
"As the IT channel continues to evolve, we salute the market influencers leading the charge for improvement to the overall health of the channel. Everything Channel's Top 100 Most Influential list recognizes those executives whose influence and innovation have made a positive impact on channel growth, leading to significant strides in the IT industry," says Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.
The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry were selected by the editors of CRN. Winners were announced in the November 29th issue of CRN.
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 services, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves approximately 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.