Baillie exits Ingram ahead of time

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Ingram Micro has confirmed that long-standing Tech Pacific boss and head of the merged company, Kerry Baillie, has left the distributor two months ahead of schedule.

Ingram Micro has confirmed that long-standing Tech Pacific boss and head of the merged company, Kerry Baillie, has left the distributor two months ahead of schedule.

Angela Restuccia, acting personal assistant to Baillie and new chief Guy Freeland, said this morning that Baillie had left on 30 June.

"Kerry has resigned," she said. "He's gone on leave."

Restuccia said Baillie had gone away for around another two weeks. Neither Baillie nor Freeland were available to comment further, she said.

Meanwhile, global chiefs of Ingram Micro were in town to discuss plans for the new company. Freeland was in two days of solid meetings and would be flat out until Friday, she added.

"[Freeland] is in back-to-back meetings until 8pm this evening," Restuccia said.

Baillie, who has officially steered the Ingram Micro takeover of Tech Pacific Australia since January, had said he would not hand the reins to Freeland until 1 September.

Former Ingram managing director Steve Rust at the same time in May also announced his departure.

Channel players at the time told CRN that even that signified a rather sudden departure in what had been a rather large and complex merger situation.

Baillie said in late May, however, that the integration of Tech Pacific with Ingram Micro was complete.

"This has been under discussion for the last 12 months. I came down here [to Sydney] for two years and I've been here for four. I didn't expect to stay this long," he told CRN at the time.

It has been reported that Baillie has completed his handover of managing director responsibilities to Freeland.

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