Avnet Technology Solutions Appoints New Team to Lead New Zealand Business

SYDNEY, 16 December 2013 - Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has appointed a new team to lead their New Zealand business. Paul Plester has stepped into the role of country manager for New Zealand, with Michael McDermott in the role of solutions sales representative.
 
Paul joins Avnet with a wealth of experience within the channel, both of a sales and distribution management nature. During his almost 30 years in the IT industry he has guided the successful introduction and growth of many vendors into New Zealand. More recently Paul has gained experience in the New Zealand IT services sector, sharpening his skills around mobility and managed services solutions.
 
Michael has 23 years’ experience in the IT industry in Australia and New Zealand with an extensive background in sales planning, account management and execution. He will be a strong addition to the Avnet team and will manage Avnet’s current and prospective partner base within the region. Michael and Paul are based in Auckland and will be focussed on driving value for Avnet’s New Zealand partner base.
 
Darren Adams, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia and New Zealand says, “With the appointments of Paul and Michael we have gained the leadership and execution skills required to drive success for the New Zealand business. We see great potential for growth in New Zealand and look forward to working closely with our partners to deliver innovative solutions within the region.”

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About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com/

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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