Ingram Micro and M&A Technology Bring 21st Century Classroom Solutions to IT Channel Partners in U.S.

New Distribution Agreement Strengthens Distributor's IT Solutions Portfolio for the Education Market

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SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) - Expanding its technology solutions portfolio for the K-12 marketplace, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced it is now offering M&A Technology's complete family of highly customizable tablet PCs, workstations and high performance computers, including the purpose-built Companion Touch™ tablet, to channel partners throughout the U.S. 

Recognized as a leading provider of technology solutions for the 21st century classroom, M&A Technology is being supported by Ingram Micro's Commercial Markets Division and Systems Business Unit. Under the new U.S. distribution agreement, Ingram Micro will market, sell and support M&A Technology's products and work with the provider to attract new channel partners and further enable existing ones.

"The addition of the M&A Technology portfolio gives Ingram Micro channel partners the flexibility to offer customized hardware solutions that can be easily managed as part of a classroom's, school's or educational institution's larger IT infrastructure," says Kirk Robinson, vice president and general manager, Ingram Micro Commercial Markets Division, U.S.

"The 21st century classroom is becoming a reality for more schools across America and represents a healthy sales and service opportunity for our channel partners," says Mike Erwin, senior director, Vendor Management, Notebook and Desktop Systems, Ingram Micro U.S. "The addition of M&A Technology brings more breadth and specialization to Ingram Micro's solutions portfolio and strengthens our position as the go-to distribution partner for channel partners focused on the technology needs of K-12." 

"Ingram Micro's insight, leadership and commitment to the education market, especially K-12, is outstanding, and we are proud to be working with them to provide innovative and affordable solutions that enable our mutual resellers to better service the needs of today's classrooms, as well as other markets where tablets, workstations and computers play a critical role in the IT infrastructure," says Jihad Jubran, senior vice president of Business Development, M&A Technology.

More information about the Ingram Micro U.S. Commercial Markets Division can be found at http://im-partnersmart.com/divisions/commercial-markets.html, and more information on Ingram Micro is available at www.ingrammicro.com and http://ingrammicroinc.wordpress.com.

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About M&A Technology
M&A Technology, a leading solutions provider since 1984, offers a wide range of custom technology solutions that are based on innovation to improve productivity and reduce the total cost of ownership through technology. Our ISO 9001-2000 certified manufacturing facility offers a flexible platform for contract manufacturing that is focused on the customer requirements and the quality of our products. In addition, M&A Technology offers custom-built servers, workstations and high performance computers that are all made in the USA. More information is available at www.macomp.com.

About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

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