Following the departure of the company’s long-time CEO Skip Prichard, Ingram Content Group, a major book and e-book distributor, has named a new chief operating officer.
Effective immediately, Shawn Morin will take over as COO at Ingram Content Group, reporting to John Ingram, chairman and — since the departure of Prichard — CEO. Morin has been with Ingram since 2009 when he joined as chief information officer.
In his new role, he will be in charge of managing the companies commercial activities, systems and operations as well as the company’s technology systems, according to a statement from the company. Finance, legal and human resources functions will continue to be overseen by Ingram.
UPDATE: Regarding the below paragraph, Ingram spokesperson Keel Hunt has informed Digital Book World that the CIO role will remain vacant until a replacement is found and that no executives are leaving the company in conjunction with the move.
Digital Book World has reached out to Ingram to determine whether Morin will continue to be CIO or whether someone else will take over that title. It seems from the statement that he is continuing to take on the responsibilities of the CIO role. No word also from Ingram on whether other c-level executives at Ingram, like chief content officer Phil Ollila or chief commercial officer Shawn Everson will now report to Morin or how the c-suite at Ingram may be evolving. Stay tuned for more information.
Morin, 48 this week, came to Ingram from Bass Pro Shops, a chain of retail stores focusing on outdoor activities like fishing, where he served as CIO. Morin has spent his career in the information technology departments of several companies. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of South Florida.