Articles about Greg Spierkel

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Ingram Micro supremo logs off for good

Ingram Micro chief exec Greg Spierkel is today standing down after nearly six years in charge. The world's largest IT distie confirmed the move late last night, lining up COO Alain Monie to fill the hot seat with immediate effect. Spierkel, who will remain at the company until April to "assist in the management transition", …
Chris Williams, 20 Jan 2012
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Biz bosses are catching fondleslab fever, says distie

Biz customers are slowly falling for the charms of the fondleslab and finally calling on resellers to provide them, the boss of Ingram Micro reckons. According to Greg Spierkel, chief exec at the world's largest IT distie, the touchy tech tablets were "mostly slated" for the consumer market and were typically sold direct by …
Paul Kunert, 31 Oct 2011
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Ingram bemoans tough European retail market

Ingram Micro profits have tumbled by nearly two-thirds on the back of an ultra aggressive pricing market in Europe and the fall out from the botched ERP upgrade in Oz. The world's largest distie – which last week warned of the issues impacting results – recorded a 5 per cent year-on-year rise in sales to $8.9bn for calendar Q3 …
Paul Kunert, 28 Oct 2011
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Retail meltdown bitchslaps Ingram Micro profits

Weakening consumer demand and a botched ERP system migration dampened Q2 profits at broadline giant Ingram Micro but a currency updraft lifted sales. The largest IT distie on the planet last night reported a near 12 per cent boost in income to $59.7m (£36.6m) and a 7 per cent slide in operating profits to $97.1m (£59.6m) …
Paul Kunert, 29 Jul 2011
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Ingram Micro considers job cuts on EMEA slowdown

Ingram Micro will likely initiate a redundancy and cost-cutting programme in EMEA if the consumer market remains stuck in a rut. The IT wholesaler said that retail, which accounts for 25 to 30 per cent of its sales in the region, was "down substantially" in Q2 following three quarters of a "weak consumer story". CEO Greg …
Paul Kunert, 29 Jul 2011
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Ingram slams 'soft' Euro retail market

Ingram Micro is forecasting modest fiscal Q3 growth aided by a currency tailwind on the back of weakened consumer demand in Europe and biz woes in Oz. Ahead of reporting the numbers next week, the world's largest IT distributor expects sales to be $8.9bn (£5.65bn), "growing modestly in local currencies" on a sequential and year- …
Paul Kunert, 18 Oct 2011
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HP UK PC team baying for rivals' blood

HP UK's PSG team is unsurprisingly eager to put to bed the disastrous events of the past few months and go on the offensive. CEO Meg Whitman vowed to make a decision on the future ownership of PSG by the end of this month, and that HP is keeping the unit is not a huge surprise, neither is the fact it will have another stab at …
Paul Kunert, 28 Oct 2011
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Computacenter ditches last distie biz

Computacenter has sold the last of its distribution businesses to Ingram Micro for an undisclosed amount. In a statement, the reseller said: "This completes Computacenter's exit from trade distribution and leaves Computacenter totally focused on services and solutions for end user customers." The takeover means about 40 staff …
John Oates, 27 Oct 2009
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Ingram slashes profit outlook on soft market

Ingram Micro cast its own little shadow of financial doom today when it slashed its profit forecast after the market softness it had seen in July and August had persisted into September. The IT distributor had said back in July that it hoped to make sales of between $8.5bn and $8.8bn and net income of $52m to $61m in the third …
Joe Fay, 16 Sep 2008
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IT upturn? Not this year, say disties

The world’s top distributors have said that the channel might be near the bottom of the slump, but strong growth may not be seen until 2011. A galaxy of disty CEOs landed in London yesterday for a meeting of the Global Technology Distribution Council. GTDC CEO Tim Curran’s presentation highlighted the industry’s resilience in …
Joe Fay, 10 Jun 2009
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Disties braced for autumn reseller collapses

Distributors expect the pace of reseller collapses to pick up later this year, despite a perceived bottoming-out of the economic slump. Speaking at the Global Technology Distribution Council conference in London this week, Bell Micro EMEA boss John Toal recalled the recession of the early 1990s, when there was a sharp spike in …
Joe Fay, 11 Jun 2009
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UK management blamed for Ingram woes

Ingram Micro yesterday blamed former management for the UK misfortunes of the company. Greg Spierkel, president of Ingram Micro Europe, told journalists in London that the company could not pretend its woes were solely due to poor market conditions. Spierkel said ex-Ingram Micro UK MD Sandy Scott "didn't know the industry and …
Linda Harrison, 19 Oct 1999
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Ingram UK admits £5 million loss

Ingram Micro UK has finally filed its accounts for 1998 and revealed losses of more than £5 million. The UK arm of the distributor recorded a pre-tax loss of £5.1 million for the year ended 31 December 1998, against profits of almost £4 million the previous year. Sales were up 11 per cent at £546 million. The company, which was …
Linda Harrison, 03 May 2000