It’s understood that Ingram Micro is in the process of another restructure of its New Zealand team. This comes hot on the heels of its controversial move in July to outsource a number of administrative roles to the Philippines (read our full story here).
The highest profile of those made redundant is Craig McEwan who most would know as Ingram's National Sales Manager. Craig started work for Tech Pacific in the late 1980s long before the organisation became part of Ingram Micro and has been in varying roles with the company over his decades of service.
Evan Jones who has been with Ingram for over a decade has also had his role managing the Microsoft Consumer Business Unit disestablished.
Thirdly after over a decade of service Anne Gage-Reihana has lost her call centre manager position.
Another is Craig Betteridge who product manages a number of networking brands including NetGear, Linksys, D-Link and Swann will be left without a position after four years with the company.
Finally Jimmy Kurniadjaja who manages the D-Link business is also leaving, but this is understood to be unrelated and primarily comes down to the networking vendor removing the funding for his role.
A spokesperson for Ingram Micro confirmed the positions identified have been made redundant, and the affected people were notified last Friday. The reason for the change is the unification of the Solutions and Commercial divisions and as a result some duplicate positions will be eliminated. Sales was jointly led by Craig McEwen (Commercial) and Stuart Alexander (Solutions). Stuart will now head up all Sales. Inside Sales was headed up by Anne Gage-Reihana (Commercial) and Sandy Pearson (Solutions). Sandy will now head up all Inside Sales.
Update - It's come to our attention that more individuals had their roles disestablished last Friday including Business Development Manager for OEM products, Edward Low. Plus the five strong Wellington office will reduce to just three with Brad King & Matt Carter's roles being disestablished also.