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By | Paul Kunert 22nd October 2013 13:04

Ingram exec reshuffle leads to exit of UK and Italy veeps

Vandebussche and Baggio depart to 'pursue other opportunities'

Ingram Micro has waved goodbye to a several Euro veeps with Johan Vandenbussche and Vincenzo Baggio the victims of a top level reshuffle.

Recently instated European boss man Gerhard Schulz is making his mark on the distie giant, and likely shedding a few pounds will help the cost base too.

The existing cluster of businesses in DACHH - German, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary - are to be headed by Marcus Adae, and Southern Europe (France, Italy and Spain) is to be run by (the excellently named) Christian Bittebierre.

Eric Segers has been promoted to helm the Benelux operation, the UK and Ireland will still headed by MD Brent McCarthy, though he now becomes UK veep, and Ingram Micro Sweden will be run by exec director Derrick Wood.

Those country heads will report to Schulz, who replaced previous Euro boo boo Alain Maquet back in June.

As a result, there was likely no room at the inn for UK and Benelux veep Vandenbussche, who pitched up at Ingram Micro some 15 year ago. He also looked after the Advanced Solutions unit (data capture/ POS, unified comms) in Europe, which now passes to Ernesto Schmutter.

Schmutter is also continuing to head up the pan-Euro centralised purchasing unit that mainly deals in components and storage.

Another Beligan national like Vandenbussche, Baggio rocked up at Ingram as senior veep for vendor management and business development in 2005. He also ran the Italy operation.

His vendor management and business development roles have been taken on by Sabine Howest, who becomes exec director of strategic partner relations and business intelligence.

Ingram said the departing pair left to "pursue opportunities outside of Ingram Micro". ®

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