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Paul Bay Named One of the Top 25 Most Influential Executives in the IT Channel

CRN recognizes Bay as one of this year’s Top 100 Executives; List applauds industry leader’s “unceasing commitment to business growth and IT innovation”

Irvine, Calif., – August 12, 2021 – Ingram Micro Inc. today announced its EVP and President of Global Technology Solutions Paul Bay has been named by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, one of 2021’s Top 100 Executives and Top 25 Most Influential Leaders. The prestigious accolade celebrates Bay’s long-standing leadership, business accomplishments and impact as one of Ingram Micro’s, and the IT channel’s, top global executives.

“Bay’s global influence continues to grow throughout our industry, inspiring the value creation cycles of many of today’s leading and emerging tech players,” says Frank Vitagliano, CEO of the IT industry’s GTDC (Global Technology Distribution Council). “It’s fantastic to see his efforts celebrated in this year’s CRN Top 100 Executives and Top 25 Most Influential lists.”

Under Bay’s leadership, Ingram Micro’s Global Technology Solutions experienced record-setting growth in 2019 and 2020—building on the growing value it brings to channel partners and providers and welcoming new brands to its global customer portfolio. The industry titan reported a strong first quarter of 2021, and in July of this year announced the close of its acquisition by Platinum Equity—a multi-billion dollar financial transaction Bay notes is “accelerating Ingram Micro’s ability to run better, grow faster and do more for our employees and customers.”

Adding to Ingram Micro’s leadership momentum, CRN recently recognized twenty-two Ingram Micro executives to the highly-respected Women of the Channel list for 2021 and named Ingram Micro’s Senior Vice President of Global Marketing Jennifer Anaya and Vice President of U.S. Sales Susan O’Sullivan to the annual Power 100 list. Additionally, Ingram Micro Cloud’s Global Director of Sales Operations Diane Hoffmanner was named one of this year’s Rising Stars by CRN and eight Ingram Micro executives were featured in the 2021 Channel Chiefs list.

The Top 100 Executives list is featured in the August 2021 issue of CRN Magazine and online. The Top 25 Most Influential list is spotlighted here in a slideshow. The 2021 Women of the Channel list was featured in CRN Magazine on May 10th and online at

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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 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. Discover how Ingram Micro can help you realize the promise of technology. More at

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