Ingram Micro has quietly completed a top-level reshuffle by announcing that three senior executives, including vice president John Winkelhaus, will retire from the distributor.
John Winkelhaus, executive vice president and former head of Ingram's European business, left on 31 December, after having been with the company 15 years. Ingram said Winkelhaus, 47, was retiring but sources claimed that recent awards and his age meant he was more likely to work elsewhere.
Ingram vice chairman David Dukes will also leave the distributor in May to spend more time with his family. But at 53, it is expect that he will get another job quickly.
Ingram chairman and CEO Jerre Stead will assume Dukes responsibility as the distributor said it would not replace him.
The third senior executive to leave was Ingram Canada president Gordon Schofield who left under acrimonious circumstances on 17 December.
The US shuffle comes at the same time the UK also underwent a personnel change. As part of the changes, Nigel Judd has now been appointed director of marketing services for Europe, and Carl Greener was made HP European programme manager. Judd will now take responsibility for implementing marketing programmes across Europe, reporting directly to Ingram commercial vice president Bhavesh Patel.
Ingram has completed its purchase of a minority stake in a Singapore electronics distribution company, Electronic Resources.
Ingram has taken a 21 per cent stake in the company, paying an estimated $66.8 million. It has the option to buy an additional 8.4 per cent of Electronic Resources' shares by April 1999.
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