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Departing Desmond Ling not heading to Ingram Micro NZ

07 Feb 2013

Desmond Ling will leave his role as Ingram Micro's senior director of Volume Technology Group, but his return to New Zealand does not signal a transfer in the company.

After moving to Australia in 2011, Ling has decided to spend more time with his family in New Zealand, with his departure effective from March.

Despite speculation in the industry, Ingram Micro's NZ managing director Gary Bigwood has dismissed claims Ling is moving back to the Kiwi branch of the company.

"No, Desmond is not returning to Ingram Micro NZ, but we wish him all the best in whatever his next venture might be," he told Techday.

Ling's replacement will be Julian Phua, who rejoins the firm following a near ten year stint between 1998 and 2007.

Phua will take on the role of commercial director, tasked with managing the Volume Technology Group.

Ingram says Phua's past experience includes nearly a decade working at Tech Pacific in both product and business management roles, as well as holding the general manager position at Cellnet until his departure in August last year.