Shawn Morin Named CEO, President of Ingram; John Ingram to Remain as Chairman
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — April 4, 2016 — Ingram Content Group has announced today that Shawn Morin, president and COO, has been named CEO and president, effective immediately. John Ingram will continue to be active as chairman of the company.
"Shawn is a proven leader, well-known across our industry, and he is certainly the right CEO as we write the next chapter in our company’s story," says John Ingram. "Ingram has experienced tremendous growth and transformation, particularly over the past few years. Shawn’s leadership, technology and engineering backgrounds, and passion for our business and our clients have helped make this evolution possible."
Ingram noted that he will continue his own leadership role in the business, particularly in the areas of strategy, new business opportunities and developing new connections, and participating in strategic relationships across the dynamic publishing industry.
Morin began his career at Ingram in 2009 when he joined the company as chief information officer and, in December 2009, he was named president of VitalSource, Ingram’s learning technology division. In 2012, he was named COO and was named president and COO in January 2015.
Morin has been responsible for expanding and introducing new services and technologies to Ingram’s clients of publishers, libraries, booksellers and educators worldwide. He has led major initiatives that have transformed the company, including strategic acquisitions of CourseSmart and Perseus’ distribution businesses; divestiture of Coutts Information Services; expansion of Ingram’s capabilities and network by implementing automated print-on-demand in Fairfield, Ohio, and opening a new facility in Fresno, Calif.; new collaborations between Ingram and allied businesses across the industry; the opening of a new facility in Antioch, Tenn.; and the launch of IngramSpark, an innovative publishing program for independent publishers.
"I am inspired each day by the people at Ingram and the clients and customers we serve," adds Morin. "Serving as our CEO is a great honor. I’m looking forward to continuing to transform and grow our company, so it remains relevant in our evolving industry."
Morin came to Ingram from Bass Pro Shops, based in Springfield, Mo., where he was chief information officer and VP of information technology. Earlier in his career, he was the lead engineer working on the on-board flight software for the Space Shuttle program at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Morin received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Computer Technology) from the University of South Florida.
Ingram Content Group is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries. The company got its start in 1964 as a textbook depository and has since grown and transformed into a comprehensive publishing industry services company that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source, VitalSource Technologies Inc., Ingram Periodicals, Ingram International, Ingram Library Services, Spring Arbor Distributors, Ingram Publisher Services, Tennessee Book Compan, and ICG Ventures.