Well known channel personality Danny Meadows has resigned from Ingram Micro New Zealand.
He started with the distributor six years ago as a Business Manager for the Unified Communications business unit. Prior to that, he held roles at NEC - Westcon NZ.
The newly formed Ingram Micro Unified Communications (IMUC) business unit was a fresh approach in 2016.
At the time Meadows said "The IMUC team was deliberately created to move away from distribution's more traditional transactional-based relationships with our partners and vendors. Our aim is to build business relationships based on the value and expertise we provide through extensive industry experience and insight."
The team grew and was eventually expanded and renamed Unified Communications - Collaboration (UC-C), which Meadows became the Senior Business Manager of.
"The team has been exceptionally successful in this approach, clearly shown in the continued growth with new vendors, partners, and consistent achievement of targets", said Meadows.
Today Ingram Micro NZ, Managing Director, Jason Langley sang the praises of Meadows "Danny has had a tremendous impact on Ingram Micro over the past 6 years".
"Danny leaves Ingram Micro on excellent terms and with my gratitude for his valuable contribution over the years. I wish him every success in the next chapter of his career."
On the future of the UC-C business unit, Langley said "We've only scratched the surface of what's possible in the UC-C space. The post-COVID-19 move towards a hybrid model for many businesses, which supports a combination of office and remote working, has created new opportunities for our partners to help their customers rethink how they equip both environments. In the office, there's a greater requirement for smaller collaboration spaces and huddle rooms, which best support the new hybrid environment while improving the overall user experience through the use of professional UC equipment in the home environment can help replicate office productivity. With the most comprehensive ecosystem of best-of-breed UC - VC vendors, Ingram Micro is uniquely poised to help its partners capitalise on these emerging opportunities."
Langley's team haven't appointed a replacement yet and are "open to both internal and external applications from appropriately qualified candidates".
Out of respect for his ex-colleagues, Meadows wouldn't comment on his next move, although distributor land looks to be on the horizon in mid-June.