Ingram Content Group’s David “Skip” Prichard has resigned as CEO and will leave the company on June 8. Ingram Chairman John R. Ingram will take the helm in Prichard’s place.
On his blog, http://www.skipprichard.com, Prichard said he was stepping down and would consult before taking on a new position.
“Five years ago, I joined Ingram in large part because I was excited about the possibilities ahead for the company. Excited to work with John Ingram, I signed up to accomplish certain goals, and those goals have all been met one by one. Ingram Content Group is better positioned than ever before to navigate all of the changes happening in the industry. Whether it’s digital textbooks from VitalSource, the leading content distribution platform of CoreSource or the new physical Ingram Publisher 3PL services, the company has many avenues for continued growth in coming years.”
Feeling that he has completed his mission, he added: “My timing for wanting to move to a new phase coincided with John Ingram’s desire to assume a more direct role. I’m excited for what’s ahead for Ingram and also for me as I embark on a new path.”
In a Christian Retailing report a year ago, Prichard said Ingram had restructured so that Christian products could be better distributed to any channel and other general market products could, in turn, be accessed by Christian stores.
“We want to do everything we can to help Christian stores survive and thrive,” he said.
Click here for our report this week on Ingram’s e-book delivery system.
Spring Arbor, Ingram’s wholesale distributor, has served the Christian market for nearly 30 years.
SOURCE: Christian Retailing