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Ingram Micro Announces Executive Promotions

SANTA ANA, Calif. Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) , the world's leading wholesale distributor of technology products and services, today announced the promotion of Patricia Burns, 30, to vice president, technology and services for Ingram Micro Europe. Also promoted was Joseph Larkin, 39, to the position of vice president of development. Both are Ingram Micro executives in the company's information technology-worldwide (IT-W) division.

Burns' new responsibilities will focus on establishing technology standardization and operating efficiencies in Ingram Micro's IT-W division in Europe as well overseeing the continuing development of electronic commerce.

She joined Ingram Micro in June 1997 as senior director of technology and services for the IT-W division supporting the European region. While serving in this position, Burns played a key role in accelerating standardization of hardware, software and services solutions across Europe. Burns holds two bachelor of science degrees in economics and business from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Penn.

As vice president of development, Larkin, a 10-year-veteran of Ingram Micro, will focus on the successful deployment of various upcoming business applications at Ingram Micro in an effort to support an expanding global market.

Prior to his current position, he served as director of systems development where he was responsible for worldwide systems improvements for Ingram Micro. Since 1988, Larkin has been involved in several IT projects including sales, finance and electronic commerce applications. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer systems and a master's in business administration from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y.

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro Inc., headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is the world's leading wholesale distributor of technology products and services, and a leading provider of assembly and integration services, with sales of $19.3 billion for the last four quarters. The company and its affiliates operate in 31 countries and distribute more than 145,000 products to more than 100,000 resellers in 120 countries. Ingram Micro can be found at

Ingram Micro is a trademark used under license by Ingram Micro Inc. All other logos, brand names and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

Source: Ingram Micro Inc.

Contact: Kirsten Frosh of Ingram Micro Inc., 714-382-2727, or


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