Demonstrating its commitment to building successful business partnerships, Ingram Micro Inc. announced it has been named 2008 Pro AV Distributor of the Year for the third consecutive year by Samsung Electronics America Information Technology Division (ITD).
The award was presented earlier this month to Ingram Micro at the InfoComm09 in Orlando, Fla. The annual award honors Ingram Micro’s exemplary achievement in bringing Samsung large format displays to market. Richard Hutton, senior marketing manager for Samsung, cited Ingram Micro’s Digital Signage Division’s ability to drive fast-paced growth while delivering strong reseller support as key reasons for its selection.
"Samsung is very pleased to honor Ingram Micro and its Digital Signage Division once again with this award and recognize the team’s vital role in executing against our go-to-market initiatives for digital signage," said Hutton. "By implementing winning strategies that generated a commendable 70 percent growth rate, Ingram Micro clearly demonstrated the ability to empower the IT channel with the necessary support, training and resources required to make their digital signage practices thrive."
Renowned for its partner enablement resources, Ingram Micro offers a wide range of business building tools, resources and expertise including a dedicated Digital Signage Division and bi-coastal Solution Centers, which hosted several training events for hundreds of existing and potential Samsung partners throughout 2008.
"Ingram Micro has great respect for Samsung’s innovation and market leadership, as well as the high value that it places on its relationships with distributors and channel partners," says Kevin Prewett, vice president, Digital Signage Division and vendor management, Ingram Micro U.S. "We are honored to receive the Pro AV Distributor of the Year award for three years running and look forward to building upon our accomplishments in the years to come."