Founder and Former Chairman And CEO At BrightPoint, Continues Role As Advisor To CEO, Adds Responsibility For Government Relations
Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced that Robert Laikin, founder and former chairman and CEO of BrightPoint, will extend his contract with Ingram Micro as advisor to the CEO and expand his role to include Government Relations.
"Bob adds tremendous value to the team and the company," said Alain Monié, CEO, Ingram Micro. "As we continue to grow our services and solutions capabilities around the world, Bob's decades of expertise and experience in mobility and interacting with various government agencies at the local, state and federal level will serve Ingram Micro well."
Since the BrightPoint acquisition in October 2012, Laikin has served as a trusted advisor to Monié, helping to support the long-term growth strategy to expand the company's business in high-growth, higher margin markets.
"I've enjoyed being a part of Ingram Micro and I am pleased to continue working with Alain and the rest of the team, as well as all our mobility business partners throughout the country," said Laikin. "I plan to divide my time between Santa Ana, Calif., Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., with my main goals to provide strategic counsel to Alain and work closely with state and federal officials, particularly in the mobility and Government/Education fields, to further Ingram Micro's business objectives."
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