5/30/2013 12:42:14 PM
James Bannister - vice-president UK and Ireland, Ingram Micro Mobility
A year of substantial change for Bannister, who headed up Brightpoint before it was snapped up by Ingram Micro in the massive $840m deal last year. Ingram Micro Mobility has moved quickly in capitalising on its new beefed up size, signing a welter of new supply deals with various companies.
Like others in the market, it is counting on unified communications to drive new sales opportunities as the industry becomes increasingly mobile. It also diversified into providing white-label e-commerce sites, allowing retailers to take advantage of IMM’s scale and product portfolio. Ingram Micro has ambitious plans for the former Brightpoint and Bannister will be at the centre of making those happen.