Tech Data's Lamneck Resigns to Head Up Insight Enterprises

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Tech Data is losing its president of the Americas. Ken Lamneck is leaving to go to large account reseller Insight Enterprises , where he will serve as president, CEO and a member of the board. Tech Data says it has commenced a search for Lamneck's successor.

IT and electronics distribution veteran Ken Lamneck is leaving his post as president of the Americas at IT distributor Tech Data to join large account reseller Insight Enterprises, where he will serve as president and CEO and also sit on the board of directors, starting Jan. 1.

"We are very pleased that Ken will join Insight as its new President and CEO," said Timothy Crown, chairman of the board at Insight, in a statement "He brings a wealth of strategic and operational experience that is well aligned to the needs of Insight, particularly his proven track record of driving operational execution and increasing shareholder value for global enterprises in our industry."

Tech Data has started the search for a replacement for Lamneck, the company said.  Lamneck’s move comes after a long career in distribution, with the last six years at Tech Data.

"We thank Ken for all his contributions throughout the years and wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor," said Tech Data CEO Bob Dutkowsky, in a statement. "Under Ken’s leadership, our Americas management team—comprised of senior distribution executives with decades of industry experience — has positioned Tech Data for long-term growth and success throughout the region."

Lamneck brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Insight, having held executive management positions at Tech Data and Arrow Electronics. He also served as vice president of sales and marketing at Netopia, a networking hardware and software provider, and vice president of Anthem Electronics, a semiconductor and computer products distributor.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the University of Texas at El Paso.

"Insight has a clear strategy and a strong foundation from which to grow," Lamneck said in a statement. "I look forward to leading the company through its next phase of development as a trusted provider of technology solutions worldwide."

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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