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Ingram Micro's Gary Bigwood departs for 'another significant player'

Ingram Mico NZ has announced that executive managing director, Gary Bigwood, will be stepping down from his position to join ‘another significant player’ in the New Zealand IT sector.

Ingram Micro noted the new company is not a competitor to their business, and as such there will be no conflict from vendor and reseller partners.

Prior to beginning at the unnamed company, Bigwood has elected to take gardening leave for January. He will begin his new role next month.

Jason Langley will be taking over as managing director of New Zealand heading the technology solutions and cloud business. Jason has 27 years of experience in the technology industry and has spent the past six years at IMNZ, primarily leading the advanced solutions business.

Ingram Micro states he has driven consistent growth and profitability efforts for some of Ingram Micro’s largest vendors.

Prior to joining the company, Langley held senior roles in several large technology companies in the local market, including leading the Hewlett Packard enterprise sales team and working in the SAP ecosystem.

Ingram Micro ANZ chief executive Felix Wong says, “Jason is incredibly well respected by vendors, customers and his colleagues alike, and we are confident that he is well suited to fill Gary’s shoes and lead New Zealand to new heights of performance.”

With Langley assuming the managing director position, Jamie Hall is being promoted to general manager advanced solutions and will join the NZ executive leadership team.

“Jamie has been a consistent standout performer across both volume and advanced solutions, has been a graduate of our accelerator program and has been a key driver in growing our social media presence,” says Wong.

Wong also spoke highly of Bigwood in the statement. He says, “During his 23 years with IMNZ (the last 11 as managing director) Gary has made so many contributions to the company and has helped establish and develop a winning organisation as evidenced by the Ingram Micro New Zealand team winning the Ingram Micro Global Performance Cup for two of the past three years. We will miss him!”