SOURCE: Ingram Micro Inc.
SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 23, 2012) - Reflecting on IT channel success, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced the winners of its 2012 Smart Partner awards.
The annual accolades were presented to 16 of the distributor's top-performing IT vendor partners in the U.S. during the 2013 Ingram Micro Experience marketing services kickoff, which took place earlier this month at the Performing Arts Center in Cerritos, Calif.
"The 2012 Smart Partner awards recognize those technology manufacturers and vendor partners who embraced the opportunity to do business differently. Each of these winners utilized outside of the box thinking and unique strategies to successfully team with Ingram Micro and enable our channel partners to grow their businesses and maximize their IT sales and services potential," says Jennifer Anaya, vice president of marketing for Ingram Micro North America and executive host of the 2013 Ingram Micro Experience.
This year's prestigious Most Valuable Player (MVP) award was presented to Juniper Networks. The Marketing Advantage Program (MAP) award went to emerging cloud vendor Veeam. Additional 2012 Ingram Micro Smart Partner award winners included:
Cloud: Citrix Systems
Commercial Systems: HP PSG
Consumer Electronics: Samsung
Data Capture/POS: Elo Touch Solutions
Data Center Infrastructure: EMC
Document Imaging: Fujitsu
Physical Security: Axis Communications
ProAV/Digital Signage: NEC
Data Center Software: VMware
A major contributor to the success of these 16 vendors in 2012 has been Ingram Micro's new divisional structure. Launched in 2010, Ingram Micro's North American organization accounts for six specific divisions and 16 complementary business units (BUs), each of which are designed to generate greater business synergy and cross-over sales opportunities with -- and for -- Ingram Micro channel partners.
"Our new structure and approach to the market has allowed us to be more nimble and engage our vendors in a more personalized and accountable distribution relationship that clearly aligns with their goals and the goals of our channel partners," says Paul Bay, executive vice president, Ingram Micro North America.
"As a result, we are executing with greater precision and delivering results and exceptional value unrivalled in the market," continues Bay. "It's an honor to recognize these 16 vendor partners for their collaboration, focus and dedication in working with Ingram Micro, and leveraging our divisions and BUs to ensure our mutual channel partners will prosper by every measure."
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Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.