Ingram Micro and Dell Team Up: Better Together at Upcoming Dell Security Peak Performance

Eric Kohl, executive director, Ingram MicroThe following is a guest post from Eric Kohl. Kohl serves as executive director for Ingram Micro’s Networking and Security Business Unit, within the Advanced Technology Division.  In this role he is responsible for driving the strategy and execution of U.S. sales, vendor management, marketing and market development efforts for IT manufacturers and solution providers within the business unit.  


It’s only mid-September, but here at Ingram Micro, we’re gearing up and getting excited to attend Dell Security Peak Performance 2014 in Orlando next month. Industry events are a great opportunity to meet our mutual partners face to face, and we’re thrilled to be able to participate in this year’s event.  We’re proud of our long-standing partnership with Dell, and our roots as a leading Dell SonicWALL distribution partner for more than 22 years.

Dell brought back Peak Performance this year to help Dell Security’s PartnerDirect solution providers turn opportunity and capability into impact for your network security business—a goal that fits perfectly with Ingram Micro’s mission of helping you realize the full promise of technology. By teaming up with a channel leader like Dell, we can work together to bring you new technologies and complementary solutions that protect your customers from threats, and provide the training and education you need to become a true business consultant and trusted advisor.

We can’t wait to meet you and connect with you at Peak Performance 2014! Visit us at our booth at the tech fair, and let’s talk about the role we can play in accelerating the growth of your network security business with Dell. While you’re at the booth, you can meet the Ingram team and enter for an opportunity to win a $500 Stub Hub gift card. See you there! Tune in online and follow the conversation on Twitter at @DellSecurity and IngramMicro at @IngramMicroInc with the conference hashtag #Peak2014. We are also sharing updates on Facebook at DellSecurity and IngramMicro.

About the Author: Laura Pevehouse

Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles. From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life. Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.