10/10/09

Ingram Micro Announces 2009 Vendor Awards of Excellence Winners

Top IT Distribution Partner Recognizes Top Performing Technology Vendors for Impressive Growth, Execution and Partner Enablement Programs at 2010 Marketing Symposium.

SANTA ANA, Calif., -- Congratulating IT vendors for superior performance, collaboration and partnership, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) announced the winners of the 2009 Ingram Micro U.S. Vendor Awards of Excellence. The prestigious industry awards were presented yesterday at the distributor's annual Marketing Symposium in Anaheim, Calif.

This year's winners include Business Intelligence Award winner Belkin, and Channel Community Award winner Hewlett-Packard. Industry leader Cisco Systems walked away with the 2009 Services Award for its success within Ingram Micro's Seismic Virtual Services Warehouse and also earned this year's Networking Award. The coveted 2009 Partnership award was presented to Juniper Networks in recognition of its accelerated growth and ongoing collaboration with Ingram Micro's sales, marketing, technical support and vendor management teams.

Ingram Micro's 2009 Vendor Awards of Excellence recognize many of the distributor's top-performing technology manufacturers and software developers for outstanding IT Channel performance and partnership, as well as achievements against measurable objectives, such as growth, revenue, profitability, marketing programs, solution provider support and services.

The winners of Ingram Micro's 2009 U.S. Awards of Excellence are:

Business Intelligence Belkin
Channel Community Hewlett-Packard
Components Western Digital
Data Center EMC Corporation
Digital Signage Samsung Electronics America
Document Management Kodak Scanners
Emerging Technology Data Domain
Mobility Nokia
Networking Cisco
Partnership Juniper Networks
Peripherals & Accessories Ergotron
Security Symantec
Services Cisco Systems
Software Citrix Systems, Inc.
Systems Apple
"Working side-by-side with Ingram Micro, the winners of our 2009 Vendor Awards of Excellence continued to invest, innovate and achieve impressive growth despite a challenging economy," says Keith Bradley, President, Ingram Micro North America. "We're pleased to recognize each of these vendors for their ongoing commitment and partnership with Ingram Micro and our channel partners."

The 2009 annual awards ceremony was hosted by Ingram Micro's channel marketing and vendor management executive team and took place at the distributor's 2010 Marketing Symposium on Oct. 8, 2009. To learn more about Ingram Micro's marketing services, visit http://www.ingrammicro.com/marketingservices.

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 services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves 150 countries and is the only broad-based global IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit http://www.ingrammicro.com.

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