Ingram Micro Exec Tim Acker Jumps Ship to Synnex

Acker will assume the role of vice president of Synnex’s Mobility and Connected Solutions Division after leaving Ingram Micro.

Ex-Ingram Micro (IM) executive Tim Acker has joined Synnex (SNX) as vice president of Mobility and Connected Solutions as the distributor looks to grow its mobile offerings.

In his new role, Acker will work with carriers and OEMs to expand the distributor’s mobile services division, according to the announcement. Acker will also be tasked with running Synnex’s MobilitySolv program.

“With more than 20 years of demonstrated results around mobility, computing, digital media, software, fulfillment and e-commerce, Tim has helped companies dramatically grow revenue, optimize processes, develop new products and solutions and improve profitability,” said TJ Trojan, senior vice president of Product Management at Synnex, in a statement.

Synnex said it will leverage Acker’s expertise in mobility solutions as the former senior director and general manager at Ingram Micro Mobility to capitalize on increasing mobile device opportunities related to the Internet of Things.

During his tenure at Ingram Micro, Acker was responsible for developing the distributor’s enterprise mobility and IoT businesses. He was also a driving force behind the creation of Ingram’s wearables and accessories business following the company’s acquisition of BrightPoint, according to the announcement. Prior to his time at Ingram Micro, Acker held senior-level positions with companies including Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Digital River. He also served as co-owner and principal at Evolve Partners, according to CRN.

Acker’s decision to leave Ingram Micro is the second instance of one of the distributor’s leading executives leaving for another company in the past four months, CRN reported. In November, Ingram Micro Advanced Technology Division Vice President Jay Miley left to become president of PCM, a solution provider specializing in services and solutions for businesses, government and educational institutions.

There has been no word on Acker’s replacement at Ingram Micro or how his departure will affect the company’s mobility unit. Acker was not available to comment on his new position.

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