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Ingram Promotes Webb to CEO, President

9 Jul, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey

Disc distributor Ingram Entertainment has promoted Robert Webb to president and CEO of the company, and promoted Robert Geistman to EVP of sales and marketing.

David Ingram will remain as chairman, while W. Donnie Daniel, who previously served as EVP and CFO, has been elected vice chairman.

“Webb and Geistman have demonstrated strong leadership in our company and within our industry. Both promotions are part of our long-term succession plan to retain and cultivate top talent,” Ingram said. “Although I will continue to be involved with Ingram Entertainment, I will depend on these two leaders to manage the company.”

Webb was previously EVP of purchasing and operations, and first joined Ingram in 1987 as a product manager. He was promoted in 1988 to director of purchasing, and then VP of purchasing. Following Ingram’s 1992 acquisition of Commtron Corp., Webb moved up to VP of field operations, and in 1994 became SVP of purchasing and operations. He currently serves as president of the National Association of Video Distributors.

Geistman joined Ingram in 1992 and has served as SVP of sales and marketing since 2006. He is chairman of the Entertainment Merchants Association.

Ingram had 2011 revenue of more than $549 million.

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