Ingram Micro president and chief operating officer Alain Monie is to stand down in August to take hold of the reins at a multi-national corporate based in Asia.
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Monie joined the broadline distributor in 2003 as executive vice president and a year later became the boss of the Asia Pacific region. He was promoted to COO less than three years ago.
"My seven years at Ingram Micro have been very productive and rewarding, which made my decision to leave extremely difficult," said Monie, "I was presented however, with an ideal professional opportunity that I could not ignore."
The role that Monie played in building the Asia Pacific operation was key, said Ingram CEO Greg Spierkel.
"He played a critical role in the acquisition of Tech Pacific, which doubled the region's size and transformed it from a break-even business in early 2004 to one of the company's more profitable regions today," said Spierkel.
The distributor may have emerged from the recession but has decided not to replace Monie and instead his responsibilities will be absorbed by the current executive team with the four regional presidents now reporting to Spierkel.