James Layton has been appointed business manager – networking & security at Ingram Micro.

INGRAM Micro has appointed James Layton as business manager – networking & security. It’s a solid move by Ingram Micro – the role is tailor-made for Layton’s strengths.

“As the world’s largest technology distributor, Ingram Micro is a household name in the information technology industry, but it’s only been in recent years that the company has established a presence in the security market thanks to partnerships with such companies as Axis Communications, Dahua Technology, and IndigoVision,” Layton said.

“Along with conventional physical security products, I’ve also taken on a product portfolio which includes networking products. Many of these products are complimentary to the security side of the business and help address the growing concerns within the market of the need for cyber security, and secure communication. Ingram Micro carries a suite of global technology leaders including Fortinet, Rajant, Allied Telesis, and Cambium Networks.”

According to Layton, Ingram Micro’s strengths have traditionally been in volume business sales, but he said this was an exciting opportunity to lead a transformation in the market towards seeing Ingram as an end-to-end solution provider for the security industry.

“My background prior to joining the security industry in 2000 was entirely IT, so I’ve been able to bring my 2 skill disciplines together in this role,” Layton said. “Through our enterprise businesses with Dell, HP, and IBM, we have some of the leading solution architects in the country, and I’m looking forward to leveraging these resources to help Ingram Micro grow into the security market in Australia.”

New and old contacts can reach Layton at [email protected]