Tech Data hires Ingram Micro’s Johan Vandenbussche

Five months after his exit from Ingram Micro in a boardroom reshuffle, distribution kingpin Johan Vandenbussche is to join Tech Data Europe as SVP of operations

Tech Data has appointed former Ingram Micro UK frontman Johan Vandenbussche to run its European operations unit, five months after his exit from the rival broadliner.

Vandenbussche hopped off the Ingram Micro merry-go-round after a fifteen year spin last October, following a top level reshuffle initiated by European president Gerhard Schulz in a prelude to a major restructuring programme.

In his new role, he will take responsibility for human resources, logistics, IT co-ordination and Tech Data’s internal consulting team – which includes within its remit the standardisation and enhancement of working practices across the distie’s various country operations, including the UK. He will also take a seat on the firm’s European executive board.

Tech Data European president Néstor Cano said Vandebussche’s “proven ability, experience and deep knowledge” of the distribution sector made him an essential addition to the firm’s arsenal.

“I am confident that he will make a major contribution as we continue to execute on our priorities of effective country execution, enhanced productivity and providing the best customer experience in the industry, all with integrity,” he said.

Vandenbussche added: “I’m very happy to join Europe’s leading technology distributor. I am impressed by Tech Data’s Collection of Specialists strategy, which has enabled the creation of a unique ‘one-stop-shop’ model for the company’s extensive product portfolio, while ensuring that customers are supported by highly knowledgeable specialists.

“Furthermore, Tech Data’s single integrated IT platform and its best-in-class logistics infrastructure enable the company to provide both its vendor partners and customers with consistent, high-quality execution. I am looking forward to working with the most talented leadership team and workforce in the industry.”

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