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Ingram Micro named top distributor by Samsung

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Ingram Micro announced it was named the 2007 Pro AV Distributor of the Year by Samsung Electronics America for the second year in a row.

According to Samsung’s vice president of commercial sales and marketing Christopher Franey, Ingram Micro was awarded the 2007 Pro AV Distributor of the Year for its ongoing investment in digital signage and putting in place programs and offerings that more than doubled its year-over-year sales revenues with Samsung. Franey also called out Ingram Micro’s partner enablement resources including its dedicated digital signage Division and bi-coastal Solution Centers which hosted several training events and boot camps for more than 700 existing and potential Samsung partners throughout 2007.

“Samsung is proud to have Ingram Micro once again earn the honor of being named our Large Format Display distributor of the year award,” Franey said. “Samsung is dedicated to fostering successful partnerships within the channel and we’re proud to recognize Ingram Micro’s integral part in taking Samsung large format displays to market.”

“Samsung is a leading innovator in the digital signage market and valued manufacturer to us and our channel partners,” says Kevin Prewett, vice president, digital signage Division and vendor management, Ingram Micro U.S. “We are pleased to once again be awarded the Pro AV Distributor of the Year by Samsung and look forward to building upon our successes and enabling more partner growth through our dedicated digital signage Division and Solution Centers.”