SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 3, 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 Bashar Nejdawi, a 29-year veteran of the telecommunication and mobility industry and current senior vice president of corporate strategic initiatives and partnerships for Ingram Micro Mobility (formerly Brightpoint, Inc.), has been promoted to president of Ingram Micro North America Mobility, effective immediately. He will report to Shailendra Gupta, senior executive vice president and president, Ingram Micro Asia Pacific and global head of Ingram Micro Mobility. Nejdawi will replace Mark Howell, current executive vice president and president of Ingram Micro North America Mobility, who has resigned to pursue personal interests. Howell will work with Nejdawi through his departure on Jan. 18, 2013, to help ensure continuity and a seamless transition. "Bashar is a respected and talented executive, with long industry experience and a strong track record," said Gupta. "Under his leadership, he set up the European Sales and Procurement organization and worked on several corporate initiatives. Bashar has worked extensively with the North America region and brings to his new role an ideal mix of experience in mobile distribution and manufacturing, as well as mobility services. This is a highly important region for Ingram Micro and we're confident in his ability to build on Mark's good work and drive additional profitable growth throughout the region." "I appreciate the company's confidence in me and I'm excited about taking the reins of our North American Mobility group," commented Nejdawi. " North America is operating well and I am confident we can increase our contribution to the performance of the overall Mobility business." "Over the past 18 years, Mark has been an integral part of BrightPoint," Gupta added. "He has led the expansion into logistics with the key carriers and mobility suppliers and has made considerable contributions to U.S. operations, and the company will continue to reap the benefits of those contributions for many years to come."