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Ingram Micro Announces the Retirement of J. Michael Kelly

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) , the world's leading wholesale distributor of technology products and services, today announced that J. Michael Kelly, senior vice president of management information services (MIS), age 61, retired as an executive of the company effective May 1, 1998. The company has retained Kelly on a part-time basis, primarily for systems integration issues relating to acquisition activity.

Kelly, an 11-year veteran of Ingram Micro, is the architect of the IMpulse system, which supports more than 40 operational functions, including inventory management, order processing, shipping, receiving and accounting. This system is used in all of Ingram Micro's operations, and has both multilingual and multicurrency capabilities as well as the capacity to support every operational function including finance, sales, logistics and related services.

"Thanks to Mike, IMpulse is the most comprehensive worldwide logistics system in the industry. He has been an important figure in the evolution of the systems aspect of our business, as well as a true advocate of our reseller customers," said Jeff Rodek, president and worldwide chief operating officer of Ingram Micro. "Mike's retirement is a win-win situation. While he is able to enjoy his extra time, we will continue to leverage his expertise to develop and maintain our business systems."

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) , 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 1997 sales of more than $16.5 billion. The company and its affiliates operate in 31 countries, distributing 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: Sandi Hill, Media Relations of Ingram Micro Inc., 714-382-4719,


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