Ingram Micro is searching for a director for its solutions business unit, as Simon Aldous turned down the role following more than eight years at the distributor.
According to sources, Aldous decided that now was the right time to leave the distributor and was looking at alternatives within the industry but had not decided what he wanted to do. He will leave Ingram on 30 June.
His departure was seen as a blow to Ingram, which had considered him to be one of three key directors in the UK structure. Aldous was the last senior member of the UK management team to have left during the past two years.
It was understood that internally, the distributor will look for a successor on only a European or a worldwide basis because no one in the UK division has the skills to fill the role. Otherwise, it will conduct the search for a suitable candidate externally.
Aldous' resignation was coupled with more than 40 redundancies, which were made on 11 June. It was understood that more employees are due to leave the company as the staff roles are formalised. Ingram had previously announced that up to 70 staff would leave the distributor as part of its drive to reduce overheads (PC Dealer, 26 May).
In a separate move, Wendy Humphreys, director of services and Barry Jenkins, director of telesales at Ingram, have left. Ingram was not available to comment.
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