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Ingram Micro Named 2015 Distributor of Choice by ChannelPro SMB Readers
Industry Leader Wins Top Honor for Continued Focus on Partner Enablement & Success

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/17/15 -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced it has been named the 2015 Distributor of Choice by ChannelPro SMB readers.

"We're honored to once again be recognized by ChannelPro-SMB readers as the distributor of choice for small and midsize businesses (SMBs)," said Darren Gottesmann, director, SMB sales, Ingram Micro. "SMBs represent an opportunity of growth for our channel partners and we are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive solutions, services and programs to channel partners in order to win and grow the business of SMBs nationwide."

Ingram Micro serves as an indispensable business partner to the IT channel and differentiates its value by shortening the sales cycle and accelerating success for channel partners. Ingram Micro specializes and invests in the resources, solutions, services and programs channel partners need to gain a competitive edge and win the loyalty of today's SMBs. A prime example fueling the distributor's preferred status within the IT channel is the Ingram Micro SMB Alliance community.

Designed specifically for Ingram Micro channel partners who sell primarily to SMBs, this growing community of partners and peers is becoming "a game-changer" for members, notes Gottesmann. "It's no secret that channel partners involved in our Ingram Micro communities -- and SMB Alliance specifically -- are outpacing their peers and growing their businesses faster and more profitably."

In addition to its community, Ingram Micro fuels its channel partners' growth by offering dedicated SMB and cloud sales representatives, marketing and technical support teams, professional and training services and field-deployable credit analysts and financial services offerings. Ingram Micro also maintains the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of technology products, solutions and services including IT asset disposition services and the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.

Over the last four years, Ingram Micro has earned top honors within the ChannelPro SMB Readers' Choice awards, receiving gold awards in the Distributors category for Best Cloud/MSP Service Offerings, Best Financing Options, Best Sales Support, and Best Training Programs, as well as silver awards for Best Hardware/Software. These wins represent four consecutive years that Ingram Micro has outperformed its competition to capture top honors across multiple categories.

"This win spotlights Ingram Micro's growing business value to IT channel partners serving the SMB market," said Kirk Robinson, senior vice president, Commercial Markets Division & Global Accounts, Ingram Micro. "By working with us and joining our SMB Alliance community, channel partners are able to leverage our marketing, sales and technical resources to generate demand and identify the right solutions and services needed to deliver exceptional customer service and solve business challenges."

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About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at

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Source: Ingram Micro Inc.

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