Ingram Micro Wins Worldwide Distributor of the Year Award at Cisco Partner Summit

Leading IT Distributor Receives Top Honors, Also Earns Cisco Services Innovation Award

Apr 30, 2010, 12:48 ET from Ingram Micro Inc.

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced it has earned the Cisco Worldwide Distributor of the Year Award. Simultaneously, Ingram Micro U.S. was awarded the Cisco Services Innovation Award. Both awards were presented to Ingram Micro on April 29 at Cisco's annual Partner Summit in San Francisco.


The objective of Cisco's Distributor Awards is to recognize exemplary distribution partners whose behavior Cisco would like other distributors to model. All winners were selected by Cisco Worldwide Distribution executives.

"It is an honor and privilege to name Ingram Micro Cisco's Worldwide Distributor of the Year and present the Cisco Services Innovation Award to Ingram Micro's U.S. team," says Dave O'Callaghan, vice president of worldwide distribution at Cisco. "These awards recognize Ingram Micro's outstanding performance and accomplishments as a Cisco distribution partner in 2009."

"For nearly 15 years, Ingram Micro has played a strategic role in the development and execution of Cisco's award-winning channel strategy and partner programs," says Greg Spierkel, chief executive officer, Ingram Micro Inc. "Together we have enabled thousands of IT channel partners to successfully sell and market Cisco solutions to their customers and prospects. As such, it's a great honor to receive these prestigious accolades and be recognized as Cisco's Worldwide Distributor of the Year."

"Ingram Micro's Cisco Business Unit is dedicated to helping our U.S. channel partners grow their Cisco business and build successful service practices around Cisco's growing portfolio of networking solutions," says Ken Bast, vice president, vendor management, Ingram Micro U.S. "We are pleased to receive the Cisco Services Innovation Award and look forward to building upon our success."

Cisco Partner Summit Distributor Awards reflect a distribution partner's performance worldwide. Categories include Small Distributor of the Year, Top Innovator, Partner Elevation, Market Acceleration, New Distributor of the Year, Cisco Services Innovation, and Worldwide Distributor of the Year.

About Ingram Micro

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

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