Broadliner Ingram Micro will hand the role of senior EVP and president of Europe to current SVP of Central and Eastern Europe and head of DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary) on 1 August, following the redeployment of incumbent Alain Maquet.
Schulz, who was been with Ingram since the turn of the century, will report to CEO Alain Monié as a member of the corporation’s worldwide executive leadership team.
He will take charge of growing the distie’s European ops by further diversifying its business model and strengthening its solutions business, said Monié.
“In the past 13 years, he has managed to expand our business in Central and Eastern Europe, contributing significantly to the company’s result – especially in Germany, which is the largest country in the region for Ingram Micro,” said Monié.
“Gerhard has been the driving force behind the development of the pan-European business and the rapid expansion of value activities in the DACHH region, which have been achieved mainly by organic growth.”
Maquet, who started his career at Ingram back in 1993, is taking up the role of senior EVP, corporate, and will also take charge of running the Latin American business through to the end of the year.
“For the past four years Maquet has successfully driven strong growth in higher margin businesses and markets, including enterprise computing/datacentre, Ingram Micro Logistics and data capture/point-of-sale, while also promoting best practices to support profitable growth across the region. I look forward to continuing to work closely with him to deliver on our near- and longer-term global growth, profitability and total shareholder returns commitments,” said Monié.
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