Ingram Micro has officially announced that TechPac Australia boss Kerry Baillie will lead the Australian operation following last year's buyout of Tech Pacific.
The announcement quells weeks of speculation in the reseller channel, with Baillie widely tipped to take the reins and current Ingram Micro managing director Steve Rust expected to bow out.
However, Rust can look forward to an ongoing role as director of operations, Ingram Micro Asia-Pacific said in a statement.
Alain Monie, president of Ingram Micro Asia-Pacific, and Shailendra Gupta - former head of TechPac Asia-Pacific and now chief operating officer of Ingram Micro for Australasia, South-East Asia and India - issued a joint statement last night.
"It is our pleasure to announce that Kerry Baillie has been named as the managing director of the new combined Ingram Micro in Australia with immediate effect.
"A nine-year veteran of Tech Pacific, Kerry will hold overall responsibility for our Australia operations and will report to Shailendra Gupta," they wrote.
Rust would work closely with Baillie, holding primary responsibility for operations, enterprise technology services, product management and marketing functions, Monie and Gupta wrote.
"Steve has held leadership roles in Ingram Micro for over four years and has significantly contributed to Ingram Micro's success in Australia," they said.
Steve Rust was not available for comment when CRN called last night.
However, further management positions on the new leadership team for Ingram Micro Australia would be confirmed soon, Monie and Gupta wrote.