SANTA ANA, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor, today announced that John Soumbasakis, an 8-year veteran of the company, has been named senior vice president and president, Ingram Micro Latin America, effective April 30, 2011. He will report to Greg Spierkel, chief executive officer, Ingram Micro Inc. Soumbasakis replaces Eduardo Araujo, who resigned to take an executive role with another company.
Soumbasakis is currently senior vice president, specialty solutions for Ingram Micro North America, responsible for the region's data capture/point-of-sale (DC/POS), mobility, physical security and consumer electronics operations. He led the successful integration of various acquisitions in the division and has grown the businesses significantly.
"John is a strong leader who has a diverse business background and knows our operations well," said Spierkel. "He is taking the reins of a respected organization at the forefront of the Latin America region. I'm confident that John's track record of excellent results and leadership will serve him well as he works to drive profitable growth in the region's core and adjacent businesses."
"We appreciate Eduardo's stewardship of the region and thank him for a job well done," said Spierkel.
Soumbasakis joined Ingram Micro in 2003 as a program management and corporate development executive before heading the operations of the company's first data capture/point-of-sale business. He previously held management consulting positions at Accenture and The Boston Consulting Group for eight years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Yale University and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He will be based in the Ingram Micro Latin America regional headquarters in Miami, Fla.
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