Santa Ana, Calif. - Former Ingram Micro president and COO Alain Monie will return to that post, effective Nov. 1.
Monie left the global IT distributor in 2010 after three years in that role for the CEO spot at April Management, a multi-national industrial company based in Asia.
He will now be responsible for each of Ingram Micro's operating units and will oversee four regional presidents and a global logistics executive VP. He reports directly to CEO Gregory Spierkel.
"I'm pleased to welcome Alain back to Ingram Micro," Spierkel said. "He is an outstanding and worldly leader, fluent in three languages with first-hand business experience in many corners of the globe ... He has proven to be a strong executive partner, with good strategic thinking and excellent attention to detail. I look forward to working with him again."
Monie joined Ingram Micro as executive VP in January 2003 and was appointed president of the Asia-Pacific region in 2004, where he played a critical role in the development of that business, which included the acquisition of Tech Pacific. He was promoted to president and COO in 2007, succeeding Kevin Murai, and led operational improvements that enhanced performance throughout the organization, Spierkel said.
"It's a great time to return to Ingram Micro because of the multiple opportunities that are within the company's reach," Monie said. "The company's improvements in systems infrastructure, coupled with its investments in business-model expansions, will drive greater operating performance, provide better and more comprehensive service for our customers and partners, and truly leverage our global footprint. I look forward to re-establishing my connections with the company's resellers, vendors, talented management team and associates."