Ingram Micro appoints SVP and chief information officer
Dec 03, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Ingram Micro Inc., an electronics company and information technology distributor, has appointed Ernest Park as senior executive vice president, or SVP, and chief information officer, effective from December 2, 2013.
He replaces Mario Leone, who left the company earlier this year. Nimesh Dave, who had assumed responsibility and oversight of the company's worldwide information and business systems during the search for a new chief information officer, continues his focus on driving productivity and efficiency across the business, while helping to position Ingram Micro in the Cloud, in his role as Ingram Micro executive vice president, global business process and cloud computing.
In his new role, Park will be responsible for Ingram Micro's worldwide information and business systems and will lead an information technology organization that supports hundreds of thousands of transactions per day through operations on five continents. Reporting to Ingram Micro CEO Alain Monie, Park will become a member of the worldwide executive team and officer of the corporation.
Park brings to Ingram Micro nearly 30 years of information technology and shared services leadership experience in industries including computer, distribution, retail and diversified manufacturing.
Monie commented, "Ernie has an excellent track record in transforming business performance for multi-national organizations through technology and efficiency. His extensive background in IT strategy and his years of successful leadership will help ensure the continuity and successful implementation of the objectives we have put in place to drive productivity across our core distribution business while further executing on our strategic initiatives in faster growing and higher margin businesses. We are confident that Ernie will take our company to new levels of performance for our customers, our partners and our associates and we are fortunate to welcome him to our organization at this pivotal period in our growth."
Park was most recently vice president and chief information officer for 3M Corporation, where he was responsible for the corporate-wide information technology organizations supporting a leading diversified global technology company with operations in 72 countries and 85,000 employees.
Prior to joining 3M in 2008, Park served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Select Comfort Corporation since 2006. From 2000 to 2006, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Maytag Corporation. He previously led the global information technology infrastructure and shared services applications organizations as vice president and chief information officer of Global Business Services at AlliedSignal, and later with Honeywell International, following AlliedSignal's acquisition of Honeywell in 1999. Park also served in roles of increasing responsibility at Avnet Inc. from 1980 to 1996, culminating in his role as corporate vice president, technology services.
He served on the Customer Advisory Board of Hewlett Packard, Sprint, Cognizant and Orange, as well as on the Board of Governors for Engineering School of St. Thomas University.
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