SANTA ANA, Calif., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, today announced that Felix Wong, 46, a 20-year veteran of the mobile telecommunications and technology industries, and a former executive of BrightPoint for 12 years, has been promoted to president of Ingram Micro Mobility Asia Pacific, effective Aug. 1, 2013. Wong, who is currently vice president and managing director of South East Asia for Ingram Micro Mobility, will continue to be based in Singapore and will report to Shailendra Gupta, who assumes the newly created role heading the company's global mobility operations as senior executive vice president and president, Mobility, on Aug. 1, 2013, as announced by the company last month.
Wong brings significant experience and knowledge in telecommunications technologies and markets to his new position and has established excellent, long-term relationships with carriers, OEMs, resellers and major retailers. Wong will replace Bruce Thomlinson, current president of Ingram Micro Mobility Asia Pacific. Thomlinson will continue with Ingram Micro as senior vice president, focusing on strategic initiatives to further the company's growth in higher value businesses, including driving additional opportunities for the company's mobility businesses in the Asia Pacific region. Upon assuming his new role, Thomlinson will report to Alain Monie, Ingram Micro president and CEO. He will initially work closely with Wong and Gupta to help ensure continuity and a seamless transition.
"We are fortunate to have a highly talented group of executives ready and willing to take on new responsibilities," commented Monie. "Felix and Bruce are highly respected executives and each is recognized as an expert in the mobility and IT industries. They both bring an excellent blend of innovation and established best practices to their respective new positions and I am confident they will excel in their new roles and help Ingram Micro continue to drive solid growth, improving profitability and higher returns across our business."