Six Channel Chiefs within Ingram Micro Honored by CRN

Ingram Micro Channel Chiefs Ament, FitzGerald, Gottesmann, Hembree, Kohl, and O’Sullivan Celebrated for Leadership, Influence, Innovation and Growth #ChannelChiefs

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Awards–Ingram Micro Inc. today announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named six Ingram Micro executives to its prestigious 2020 Channel Chiefs list, which recognizes top executives who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, influence, innovation, and growth for the IT channel. The 2020 honorees for Ingram Micro Channel Chief include:

  • Tim Ament, senior vice president, Advanced Solutions, Ingram Micro U.S.
  • Tim FitzGerald, vice president cloud channel sales, Ingram Micro North America
  • Darren Gottesmann, director, SMB Sales, Ingram Micro U.S.
  • Eric Hembree, director, IoT, Ingram Micro U.S.
  • Eric Kohl, vice president, security, Ingram Micro U.S.
  • Susan O’Sullivan, vice president, sales, Ingram Micro U.S.

For Ingram Micro, the multiple Channel Chief accolades highlights Ingram Micro’s growing influence within the IT channel and rewards the double-digit growth achieved across the U.S. sales organization in 2019, and the record-high engagement levels within its two partner communities SMB Alliance and Trust X Alliance.

“It’s great to see six leaders from our team celebrated for their success, as well as the success they inspire in others and within the organizations and communities they lead,” says Kirk Robinson, senior vice president and U.S. Chief Country Executive for Ingram Micro. “In 2019, we continued to invest in the overall experience and our ability to execute—finding new and better ways to serve as an indispensable partner to the channel. Building on our mutual success, we will continue to enable our channel partners do more, scale successfully and grow their businesses in ways they never thought possible.”

The 2020 Channel Chiefs have demonstrated outstanding commitment, an ability to lead, and a passion for progress within the channel through their partner programs. The Channel Chief honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial staff for their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships.

“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.”

CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list are featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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