SANTA ANA, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the deep commitment and tangible results in the distribution channel, Microsoft awarded Ingram Micro Inc. (IM) with the Original Equipment Manufacturer Distributor of the Year Award and the Distribution Revenue Growth Award for fiscal year 2014 at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. The awards are for the North America region and the Middle East and Africa region respectively.
"We are excited to recognize Ingram Micro for their exceptional execution and industry leading efforts to assimilate best in class Microsoft-platform based devices and software solutions," said Kunal Sikka, director, U.S. OEM Distributor and Reseller Channel at Microsoft. "Ingram Micro's commitment to deliver long term value has set them up to continually grow as trusted advisors to their customers and channel partners."
Sikka presented the prestigious award to senior executive vice president and president, Ingram Micro North America, Paul Bay. This is the first time Ingram Micro has received this award from Microsoft, signifying recognition for the drive and tenacity with which the Ingram Micro team has pursued Microsoft sales.
"This is certainly an honor to be recognized by Microsoft at the Worldwide Partner Conference," said Bay. "The results are irrefutable: Ingram Micro delivers results for Microsoft. I couldn't be more proud of this team for working so hard and representing the company so well."
The Distribution Growth Award was presented to Aptec, an Ingram Micro company for highest revenue growth in the Middle East and Africa region. Peter Davidson, Microsoft's senior director of Worldwide Distribution presented the award to Ali Baghdadi, senior vice president and president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Ingram Micro Technology Solutions.
"It's a great honor to be recognized by Microsoft for the work and dedication of the Aptec team," said Baghdadi. "Aptec's outstanding performance in driving growth in their core business to include cloud as well as their focus on delivering growth and value for our SMBs, shows dedication and collaboration. I'm proud to represent such a great team and receive this award on their behalf."
The World Partner Conference is an annual event where Microsoft shares their "core and focus" and helps partners identify capabilities that deliver unique, differentiated and un-paralleled value to customers. Ingram Micro has been a long standing partner with Microsoft and shares their core and focus in driving growth and value for suppliers, vendors and resellers worldwide.
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Ingram Micro helps businesses realize the promise of technology. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. Discover how Ingram Micro can help you realize the promise of technology. More at www.ingrammicro.com.
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