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By | Team Register 10th April 2005 22:37

Ingram Micro splits CEO and chairman roles

'Best practice'

Kent Foster, Ingram Micro’s chairman and CEO, is retiring as CEO of the distie giant. But he is staying on to supervise the show as non-exec chairman. Separation of chairman and CEO roles is standard corporate governance practice in Europe, but not yet in America, where many bosses have three hats – chairman CEO and president.

Ingram has recruited in-house for its new CEO, with president Gregory Spierkel (48), who runs European ops, stepping up to the plate. Kevin Murai (41), a fellow president, now gets to be called chief operating officer too. Both men will join the board, following election at the company’s AGM on 1 June.

Spierkel gives an account of himself and goals in a interview with CRN here

Foster's valedictory statement is parked here. ®

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