Bell Micro ends French rule

Acting president appointed

Storage distributor Bell Microproducts has appointed Martin Blaney acting president for western Europe.

He replaces Ian French who is "leaving the company to pursue other interests", according to the press release. French was head of Ideal Hardware when it was bought by Bell in 2000.

Martin Blaney was chief operating officer for Bell Europe before his promotion. Blaney joined Bell a few months ago from Belgium firm PFSWeb. And once upon a time, He ran Ingram Micro's Western European operations, joining the company when it bought the British-based distie he co-founded.

Blaney will report to Don Bell, Bell's chief executive and president. ®

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