Roy Ingram died peacefully Jan. 9, 2013, in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.
From 1952 to 1968, Ingram worked for Gallaher in Nyasaland, Rhodesia, Northern Ireland and England. He returned to Rhodesia in 1969, where he joined Tabex. In 1977 Ingram moved to Belgium and worked for Intabex.
In 1984, he helped establish Intabex in the United States. Ingram became CEO of Intabex Worldwide in 1986 and relocated to Wokingham, United Kingdom, to create the group’s new head office. In 1987, he was made chairman of the company’s worldwide operations.
In 1992, a tobacco business publication named Ingram Tobacco Man of the Year.