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Alain Monie will rejoin Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. as president and chief operating officer in November after a year spent heading a Chinese manufacturer, the company announced Monday.

Ingram is the biggest distributor of computers, software and other technology products in the world and the largest public company based in Orange County, with nearly $35 billion in sales in 2010.

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Monie will be responsible for all of Ingram’s operating units and report to Chief Executive Gregory Spierkel. The company’s four regional presidents and executive vice president of global logistics will report to Monie.

The position remained unfilled since Monie's departure last year, executives said.

Monie, 60, joined Ingram as executive vice president in January 2003 and was appointed president of the Asia-Pacific region a year later. He was named president and chief operating officer in 2007, and remained in those posts until leaving to become chief executive of Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd., a China-based manufacturer of fibre, pulp and paper.

Before Ingram, Monie was the head of Latin American operations at New Jersey-based Honeywell International and Asia-Pacific operations at Allied Signal Inc., where he led the company's expansion into China and India.

Allied Signal, a maker of aerospace, automotive and engineering products and parts, was acquired by Honeywell in 1999 for $15 billion.