A competitor that once feuded in court with BrightPoint Inc. over the recruitment of executives has hired another top officer from the mobile-phone distribution and logistics company now known as Ingram Micro Mobility.
Revenue at the Indianapolis-based provider of mobile-device logistics and distribution fell some $250 million short of expectations in the third quarter, as major customer BlackBerry saw even bigger sales declines.
Ingram Micro has reorganized all of its divisions and laid off 120 people worldwide, according to an SEC filing. Firm officials have declined to comment on employment for the former BrightPoint operations in central Indiana.
J. Mark Howell will join the Indianapolis-based public company March 1. Howell previously spent 18 years as an executive with BrightPoint Inc., which was acquired in October by California-based Ingram Micro Inc.
A top BrightPoint Inc. executive expects little employment change for the distribution and logistics company’s 1,100-person central Indiana work force, despite the potential for job cuts and facility closings across the country.