Ingram Micro beefs up UK Blackberry team

Ingram Micro has appointed Steve Hillman as its UK Telecommunications Products lead as it rolls out RIM's Blackberry mobile lines in the UK. The distributor first announcedit was to distribute Blackberry smartphones, accessories, software and tech support in Britain three months agowhen it signed a

Ingram Micro has appointed Steve Hillman as its UK Telecommunications Products lead as it rolls out RIM's Blackberry mobile lines in the UK.

The distributor first announced it was to distribute Blackberry smartphones, accessories, software and tech support in Britain three months ago when it signed a European contract with the mobility vendor.

Hillman, formerly with mobile network provider Orange, will be responsible for strengthening Ingram's internal team and putting in place a "rigorous" sales training programme for internal staff and external account managers.

The distie also plans to launch an interactive Blackberry website and is formulating other services to wrap around the line-up.

Ingram Micro EMEA president Alain Maquet said the announcement was a "strong testament to Ingram Micro's commitment to drive growth in the telecommunications segment."

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