Data Select swoops for Ingram Micro’s former European marketing director Adam Sweeney

Data Select swoops for Ingram Micro’s former European marketing director Adam Sweeney

Data Select has hired former Ingram Micro European marketing director Adam Sweeney as its head of marketing.

Sweeney becomes the latest high profile figure to join a high profile rival distributor. Last month, Ingram’s director of sales and marketing Richard Wills moved to competitor Westcoast. He was joined by Mark Cleaver who also joined Westcoast having served as Ingram’s senior sales manager.

Ingram Micro’s business development manager Dan Masner also left the company in the end of November to join rivals Tech Data Mobile.

Samsung deal ends

On Tuesday, Mobile exclusively revealed that Ingram Micro’s deal with Samsung to distribute its products in the UK had come to an end.

The company has been going through a re-structure in recent months as Brent McCarty, VP and chief executive of Ingram Micro UK & Ireland, explained to Mobile: ‘We have a global strategy but in different countries we have different levels of market share. That’s the reason why we restructured – we de-layered a little bit and took some costs out of the business that were overlapping to make it a bit more nimble and agile. The revenues are there but the margins are tight and that’s why we want to diversify the business a little bit but we also want to make sure we achieve our profitability.’

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