Media Brief - 2016

Date: 21 June 2016

Eaton Names Ingram Micro 2015 Distributor of the Year

June 21, 2016… Eaton today announced it has named Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) its 2015 Distributor of the Year. The annual award recognizes Ingram Micro for championing Eaton’s power management innovations while driving performance and growth in the information technology (IT) channel.

“Eaton has a longstanding relationship with Ingram Micro that dates back to 2007, reflecting our commitment and continued investment in cultivating successful collaborations with our channel partners to generate market growth,” said Curtiz Gangi, vice president U.S. Channels, Data Center Segment at Eaton. “We congratulate Ingram Micro on this well-deserved recognition, and look forward to building on our relationship by driving greater channel engagement and business value for our customers.”

Eaton and Ingram Micro executives gathered to celebrate the recognition in Irvine, Calif. at the distributor’s headquarters. Attending Eaton executives included Dave Bucklew, senior vice president sales, Jim McGill, president of the Electrical Sector, Todd Hoover, vice president West region, and Curtiz Gangi. Ingram Micro attendees included Tim Ament, senior vice president, and Scott Zahl, vice president, Advanced Solutions.

“We’re honored to be named Eaton’s Distributor of the Year, an award that’s a testament to the strong relationship we’ve built over the last decade,” said Zahl. “Working closely with Eaton’s sales teams both domestic and abroad, we’ve harnessed the latest power management innovations to drive new business opportunities while serving the diverse needs of our channel partners and their customers.”

Eaton’s PowerAdvantage™ Partner Program encompasses a broad range of sales enablement tools, partner training and financing programs designed to help channel partners drive new business growth. This year, Eaton is outlining alternative revenue streams that are simple for partners to add in to current business practices while delivering greater value for their customers. The focus on building out a complete recurring revenue stream with healthy margins around not only hardware, but also software and managed services, will enable Eaton’s partners to truly capitalize on their customers’ power infrastructure life cycles.

To learn more about Eaton’s PowerAdvantage Partner Program, visit To learn more about Eaton’s power management solutions and services, visit

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