Ingram Industries says Executive Vice President and General Counsel Bill Morelli will retire at the end of this month after more than 22 years with the company. Taking his place come July 1 will be VP and Deputy GC Eleanor McDonald.
Morelli joined Ingram Barge Co., one of numerous companies under the Ingram Industries umbrella, in 1991 as GC and was named to that same post at the holding company five years later. In 2003, Morelli (pictured at right) was promoted to EVP, GC and secretary.
McDonald joined Ingram eight years ago as assistant GC after working as an associate at Boult Cummings Conners & Berry and at Greenebaum Doll & McDonald. She earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and her bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Alabama.
“Eleanor is the right person at the right time to lead our legal efforts at Ingram and has exhibited the type of tested, collegial leadership which will make her a valuable and integral part of the senior team,” said Ingram President and CEO Orrin Ingram.
Ingram also paid tribute to Morelli's work at the company and said he was glad that Morelli will be a senior advisor to the Ingram family and be available to assist on various matters.
Ingram Industries runs businesses in marine transportation, book distribution, print-on-demand book manufacturing and digital storage, management and distribution services. The company's annual revenues are estimated to be $2.1 billion.