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Butler passes Ingram ball to Miley

Butler passes Ingram ball to Miley

Tony Butler is to step down as general manager at Ingram Micro after almost 20 years at the top of IT distribution in New Zealand.

Butler, who started Tech Pacific in 1988, was originally contracted to remain for three years after the company was acquired by Ingram Micro in 2004 so his departure is ahead of schedule.

“I am staying on for three to six months and then phasing out. I expect to be fully involved with the business during that time,” says Butler. “We have been working on the succession planning, and I am now in a position to announce that my successor will be Jay Miley.”

Miley has worked with Ingram in the US for more than 12 years and held the position of vice president for vendor management in recent years. He is very excited about the role and the move to New Zealand.

“Tony has done a fabulous job running this operation. I have huge shoes to fill out here but I am excited about it. I am looking forward to taking Tony’s legacy forward.”

Butler plans to look after his private investments following his departure from Ingram.

“I am the director of two other companies and I will be seeking to extend the number of directorships. I will not be going into the computer distribution business. January marks the twentieth year for me with IT. I started Tech Pacific in 1988 and it has been a long road.”

Miley says the position is an opportunity to further expand his career and is excited about moving to New Zealand.

“This was something I was looking to do to expand my career; moving into a general managing role. Senior management came knocking when Tony decided to leave and I took the opportunity. This will be a fabulous place to live in.”

Butler will work with Miley through the hand-over, once Miley returns from the US in January.

“There is a need to have a hand-over period,” says Butler. “I think Jay will be brilliant for the job. There is a mixture of emotions for me; this company has been my baby for a long time.”


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