PORT WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, APRIL 3, 2015 – The NPD Group, a global information company, has named Michael Diamond Director of Analysis for NPD’s Commercial Technology practice. His role will focus on driving deeper insights with clients, while improving core business-to-business (B2B) services, and helping B2B clients navigate the channel more effectively.
Diamond carries nearly two decades of experience with 17 years at Ingram Micro in Market & Competitive Intelligence, Worldwide Strategic Planning, Business Intelligence, and North American Strategic Development. His responsibilities at Ingram Micro included analysis of near-term and future technology trends, vendor and customer strategies, and vertical market trends.
“Michael Diamond brings vital knowledge of the commercial channel’s industry, category, and product trends,” said Ian Hamilton, President of Technology for NPD. “As we move to expand NPD’s presence in the commercial space, Michael will play an integral part in offering new market insights and business solutions.”
NPD’s extensive product portfolio covers the commercial channel with monthly and weekly reports tracking sales-out data from manufacturers, commercial resellers, and distributors through our SMB Technology Monitor, VAR Tracking Service, Reseller Tracking Service, and Distributor Track.
“I am excited to support NPD’s commercial channel partners and commercial B2B customers,” said Diamond. “By enhancing current products and launching new initiatives to address the changing needs of the industry, we will continue to elevate NPD’s Commercial Technology practice.”