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Ingram Micro has promoted Kirk Robinson to senior vice president, commercial markets and global accounts, North America, where he will maintain responsibility for the company's U.S. commercial markets business and gain ownership of the distributor’s global accounts as well as executive oversight of additional strategic key business units for the region.
Robinson also will manage the business leaders responsible for the distributor’s small-to-midsize business (SMB), public sector and strategic VAR business units, along with several top-performing systems product categories and vendor relationships.
“Kirk is a demonstrated and passionate sales leader who inspires our associates and channel partners to achieve success and exceed expectations," said Paul Bay, president, Ingram Micro North America. “Under Kirk’s leadership, our commercial markets business, as well as our global accounts and relationships with strategic vendor partners and customers, are well positioned for growth and continued prosperity."
Robinson has been with Ingram Micro for 20 years. He's been responsible for leading key initiatives including the launch of the distributor’s proprietary Business Intelligence Center in 2009, which has since grown into one of the company’s most valuable service differentiators. Under his leadership, the commercial markets division and its SMB business unit have reached record growth rates and enabled hundreds of new channel partners, the company said.
Robinson joined Ingram Micro in 1993 as a sales representative and worked his way up to sales director. In 2003, he moved into the marketing department as senior director, channel programs, and in 2004 he was promoted to customer and solutions marketing vice president. In September 2006, Robinson was named vice president of North America channel marketing. In May 2010, he was appointed vice president of VAR sales, market development and business intelligence. Shortly thereafter, Robinson became the vice president of Ingram Micro’s U.S. commercial markets business.
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