Welcome to the Ingram Micro Blog!

Greg Spierkel, CEO Ingram Micro

Welcome to the Ingram Micro Blog, a place where you can read about Information Technology (IT) industry impressions, trends, commentary and, of course, all things Ingram Micro. However, this is not a one-way street. We want this to be a place to share thoughts and ideas, so please comment, post and provide your unique perspective.

This is a milestone year for us, as 2011 marks the 15th anniversary of Ingram Micro’s Initial Public Offering (IPO). It’s also my 14th year with this great organization and during this time, I’ve seen a lot of changes in our industry. One thing, however, remains constant and that’s our dedication to you, our vendor and reseller partners. We are here to provide the innovative tools, resources, advice and service you need to be successful.

In just 15 years, Ingram Micro has grown from being “the best way to get IT from the people who make it to the people who use it,” to a company that delivers so much more. We’re the valued, strategic bridge that brings vendors and resellers together through a diversified mix of solutions — from financing and credit, market reach and demand generation, as well as new offerings such as Data Capture/Point-of-Sale, Mobility and Cloud.

As we commemorate the 15th anniversary of our IPO by ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on November 15, we invite you to join us and celebrate our successes together. It’s because of you we’ve been in the business since 1979, and we’re just getting started. We’re committed to keep coming up with ways to help you grow and prosper.

It’s been a wonderful journey so far and I’m grateful to have you along as a partner. I look forward to our future together.

If you’d like to share some of your thoughts, experiences and memories about Ingram Micro over the past 15 years (or more), I encourage you to leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you.

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. 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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2 Responses to Welcome to the Ingram Micro Blog!

  1. Paul says:

    How did you reached your position as CEO, did you start at the bottom?

    • imcorpcomm says:

      Thanks for your note, Paul. First of all, everybody starts at the bottom somewhere. While I started my career with Ingram Micro in 1997 as president of the company’s Asia-Pacific region, I began my professional career with Canada-based Bell Canada in 1979. Coming straight out of university, I had to good fortune to use my statistics expertise to develop marketing and propensity studies as an assistant manager. From there, I worked my way through roles in sales, product development, purchasing, manufacturing, strategy and finally general management running business units.

      But even before that, growing up in Canada, I can tell you I’ve held all kinds of jobs, from mowing lawns to working in a coal mine. One of the greatest lessons I learned early on is never be afraid to take on the tough or “dirty” job – the job others are reluctant to take. Then, do everything you can to do well at that job. People will notice.

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