Alstom IT’s Hale retrenched

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Alstom IT general manager Chris Hale was last week retrenched after six years with the IT distribution and services company.

Hale will officially leave the distributor on 31 August.

'At the end of the day, the company wants to try some new directions and there wasn't a place for me in these new directions,' Hale told CRN.

'I had a great time at Alstom - there are a lot of good people in there [but] management and the board has to make the call when they see fit, things change and circumstances change,' he said. Hale wouldn't elaborate further about why he was asked to move on.

He said he would have a month off, take a holiday and then jump back into the IT industry.

Hale made his mark in the industry in 1995, as a founder of Madge Networks in Australia.

Since 1997 Hale has worked his way up the ranks at Alstom under managing director Laurie Sellers. An accountant by trade, Hale had been managing the distributor's Sun Microsystems distribution contract.

In other distribution news, Ingram Micro announced Thursday that it had appointed Mark Carrick as its Western Australian branch manager.

Prior to his appointment, Carrick was sales manager for Tarsus Technologies, an IT distributor in Johannesburg, South Africa.

'Mark has close to 10 years' experience in the IT distribution and reseller arena and the skills he's developed will spearhead the growth of Ingram Micro in Western Australia,' David Knight, Ingram's sales director said in a statement.

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