Story image

Departing Desmond Ling not heading to Ingram Micro NZ

07 Feb 13

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.

InternetNZ welcomes Govt's 99.8% broadband coverage plan
The additional coverage will roll out over the next four years as part of the Rural Broadband Initiative phase two/Mobile Black Spots Fund (RBI2/MBSF) programme expansion.
Dr Ryan Ko steps down as head of Cybersecurity Researchers of Waikato
Dr Ko is off to Australia to become the University of Queensland’s UQ Cyber Security chair and director.
Radware joins Chillisoft’s expanding portfolio
The cloud DDoS prevention, app delivery controller, and web app firewall expert is another step toward a total enterprise security portfolio.
Commerce Commission report shows fibre is hot on the heels of copper
The report shows that as of 30 September 2018 there were 668,850 households and businesses connected to fibre, an increase of 45% from 2017.
Wearables market flourishing - fuelled by smartwatches
A market that has stuttered in the past now has a bright forecast as adoption of wearable technology continues to thrive.
The tech that helped the first woman to sail around Australia
Lisa Blair used devices from supplied by Pivotel to aid her in becoming the first woman to circumnavigate Australia non-stop.
Why there will be a battle for the cloud in 2019
Cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and Google will likely find themselves in a mad scramble to gain additional enterprise customers.
WLAN market picks up thanks to high-end products
Dell’Oro Group have released a report showing that the WLAN market picked up in 2Q18 as 802.11ax saw its first shipments.